NBC Denies Approaching Anderson Cooper For Matt Lauer's Today Gig
Did NBC approach Anderson Cooper about assuming the lead anchor job on Today, or not? Deadline says they did. However, NBC is denying the blog's report to The Hollywood Reporter. So is a reported source close to Cooper.
According to the article, NBC cops to approaching Cooper, but not for Matt Lauer's job. Here's a quote from Peacock suit Alexandra Wallace:
"As we’ve said before, Matt Lauer is the best in the business. We want him in the Today show anchor chair for many years to come."
Best in the business, huh? So why is Good Morning America giving Today a wedgie in the Nielsens?