The Ticker (p.m. edition): Lauer, Westin, O’Brien…

By SteveK Comment

> The celebrity roast of Matt Lauer took place this afternoon at the Friar’s club. There will probably be more stories (and hopefully video) coming out of it, but for now here’s two quick accounts.

> Following up on Wednesday’s email regarding cost cutting at ABC Radio, the New York Observer’s Felix Gillette has the internal email from ABC News president David Westin discussing similar procedures for the news network.

> Do you want to move to Soledad O’Brien’s apartment in Manhattan? Well, she’s selling, and New York magazine gives a video tour of the large Chelsea loft.