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Ryan Seacrest To Replace Matt Lauer As Host Of Today Show?

December 08, 2011 05:33 PM by Megan Thompson

Can’t get enough of Ryan Seacrest?  Fans of the American Idol host might get to see Ryan Seacrest every morning on the Today show.  Keep reading to find out if the rumors that Ryan Seacrest will replace longtime Today host Matt Lauer have any truth to them. 

Ryan Seacrest seems to be everywhere these days.  A radio personality, TV host, and Executive Producer are just some of the titles on Ryan’s impressive resume.  Now it’s rumored that Ryan might be moving from E! News to the Today Show, if Matt Lauer doesn’t renew his contract at the end of next year.  

According to The Wall Street Journal, Ryan Seacrest is in preliminary conversations with the head honchos at NBC.  Matt Lauer’s contract expires next December and if Matt chooses to leave the hit morning show, executives have some big shoes to fill.  Matt Lauer has been part of the Today show family since 1997 and he held down the fort when Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira left.  The source shared with the WSJ that Ryan is “one of NBC’s top replacement choices.”

Some people might question Ryan’s news anchor chops, but people can’t deny he has grown his Fox hosting gig into a very successful career.  What do you think of Ryan Seacrest as the number one choice to replace Matt Lauer?  If not Ryan, who would you like to see as the Today show’s new host?  Let us know what you think, leave a comment below.

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6 Responses to “Ryan Seacrest To Replace Matt Lauer As Host Of Today Show?”

  1. Dee Dee Says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    If Ryan Seacrest replaces Matt Lauer, they lose me as a follower. What crediability Today Show has will be down the toilet if they go with him. Gross!

  2. sickening Says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The lose me too. Ryan Seacrest the King of Sleeze TV? Will be be bringing his brightest and best – The KarTrashians – with him?

  3. Big D Says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    If Ryan Seacrest replaces Matt Lauer, that would be awesome because I’m a great fan of Ryan. He is already a big TV show host star on American Idol. Just imagine Ryan being a star on Today show! That would be swag

  4. gaspur Says:
    December 10th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Well if Ryan is the new host I will start watching it again.

  5. jl Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I hope not… He is not a news correspondent.. What about bringing Bryan Gyumbal back or Anderson Cooper.. He does not have that kind of krishma for a News show.. Not sure what you are thinking.. Matt needs to stay, can’t imagine he needs that much more money..
    Takes a special personality to be a news correspondent and sorry Ryan is not the type..What he does now suits him.. Can’t see him having that good connections with the others on the show..

  6. carla Says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I think Ryan Seacrest will be an awesome host for the Today Show! Go Ryan!


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