"Matt has no intention in returning to public life".
PageSix revealed that Matt does not have any plans to stage a professional comeback in the news business and all he wants is to play golf in his Hamptons hometown. He wants to be a regular Joe. He has no intention of mounting a Billy Bush-style comeback campaign.
Another source told the paper that he will remain out of the spotlight-after having a 20-year-long career at "Today". "His focus is on his family".
According to Variety, advertisement buyers indicated they do not anticipate an anchor change at "Today" to spur any major fluctuations in ratings.
For the first time in three months, NBC's "Today" show was the nation's most watched morning news program at the end of November. NBC has said current executives didn't receive any complaints before the one filed last Monday that triggered Lauer's dismissal the next day. "No long-term decisions have been made".
It was previously reported that Matt Lauer is patiently waiting for his wife to divorce him pretty soon.
Reps for that film, which premiered a day before the scandal broke, wouldn't comment when asked if there'd been any thought of cutting Lauer the way Kevin Spacey has been replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World.
"He was a player when she met him and she knew that", a colleague tells People. "He's been the best person that's ever held that job and I couldn't imagine that anything that he would have done-that would have been so out of character for him-that would have caused that reaction", she said. "As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC", he said. "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly".