Tiki, The Next Matt Lauer?

By Brian 

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The Hollywood Reporter: Tiki Barber says he “has always has been attracted to ‘Today’ because of Bryant Gumbel (whom he got to know at WCBS-TV when Gumbel was at CBS) and Matt Lauer, whom he met while Lauer was doing a story about seven years ago.”

“He’s the kind of person that I want to be,” Barber said of Lauer.

“Lauer said in an interview afterward that Barber is so good, viewers will think of him as a broadcaster — and not a former football player — first. ‘He’s a natural fit for ‘Today,” Lauer said.”