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Winter Olympics Update: NBC Is In the Pink With ratings guarantees nailed down, network begins selling inventory held back for ADUs

While the conjunctivitis-plagued Bob Costas may not look back fondly on the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi’s stellar ratings performance has left NBC’s ad sales team in the pink. According to NBC…

February 12, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

NBCU Preps Syndicated Meredith Vieira Show Former Today show co-anchor returns to morning TV in fall 2014

Two years after bowing out as a co-anchor on NBC’s Today show, Meredith Vieira is planning her return to morning TV. The 59-year-old talk show veteran will saddle up for…

July 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

A.J. Clemente's On-Air Gaffe Sparks Whirlwind Media Tour Anxiety-ridden blunder garners 15 minutes of fame

No one probably could have guessed 48 hours ago that A.J. Clemente's dubious broadcast debut would get flipped into 15 minutes of fame. But since getting fired by KFYR-TV in…

April 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

NBC News Upfront Mixes Biz With Comedy Over Lunch Highlights include new digital initiatives, Joe Scarborough's Bill Cinton impression

NBC News held a midday upfront at the New York Public Library that featured more than a dozen of the network's on-camera talent riffing on each others' quirks to an…

March 15, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

Where in the World Is Matt Lauer? Somewhere in This Ad Council PSA Campbell Ewald plays games with the Today host

Ad Council PSAs don't get much better than this one from Campbell Ewald and Tool director Sean Ehringer. It would spoil things to reveal what's going on, so just watch.…

February 11, 2013, 1:59 PM EST

Who Should Be Time's Person of the Year? Newt Gingrich, Bryan Cranston, Matt Lauer and others sit down to discuss

At the Time & Life building in New York this afternoon, media types convened over lunch to hear a rather diverse panel of newsmakers—including former Speaker of the House Newt…

November 13, 2012, 5:37 PM EST

Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Anchor of NBC’s 'Today' Show Announcement made a day after Ann Curry steps down

NBC on Friday made it official, announcing it has tapped Savannah Guthrie as the new co-anchor of the Today show. The confirmation comes just one day after Ann Curry made…

June 29, 2012, 3:21 PM EDT

Matt Lauer Re-Ups With ‘Today’ NBC morning show locks in anchor in multiyear extension

NBC has secured its Today show franchise for the foreseeable future, signing anchor Matt Lauer to a multiyear renewal. The 54-year-old Lauer formally announced the deal during Friday’s broadcast. “Truth be told,…

April 6, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

As Couric Ends Reign at CBS, a Move to ABC Looks Likely But her team wants Lauer in on the deal

Thursday night, Katie Couric delivered her last broadcast as the anchor of “CBS Evening News.” “It’s been an extraordinary privilege to sit in this chair and a real honor to work…

May 20, 2011, 9:18 AM EDT

Curry Poised to Take 'Today' Co-Host Chair Vieira's exit opens opportunity

Ann Curry, longtime news anchor for NBC’s Today, is expected to take her place in the co-host spot following an announcement from NBC later today. Meredith Vieira’s exit from the…

May 2, 2011, 4:31 AM EDT

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