Before ‘Today', Matt Lauer Worked at Channel 10

NBC News fired Matt Lauer after a colleague made a complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

Former "Today" anchor Matt Lauer had a brief stint at Channel 10 years before he became a national morning news figure.

NBC News announced Wednesday that it fired the longtime "Today" show anchor after a colleague made a complaint alleging "inappropriate sexual behavior." Lauer had served 21 years co-anchoring "Today."

In late 1987, Lauer, then 29, became host of "Live on City Line," a show that aired weekdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Channel 10, then a CBS-owned station, until early 1988.

Matt teamed with Sheela Allen-Stephens for the show, which featured live interviews and entertainment segments.

Later, Lauer often sent on-air well wishes to former WCAU colleagues who retired and sent his condolences when Allen-Stephens died.

The firing of one of the top television personalities in the world shocked people around the country. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk reports from New York City.
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