The 2 anchors were emotional when they announced on their show Lauer had been fired for sexual impropriety.
The staff was clearly shaken by the news, and Hoda comforted a crew member after the program.
Matt was with "Today" for 20 years. The NBC Prez said they made a swift decision after a woman came forward Monday, but we're told the network has been investigating Matt for weeks and wanted to get a jump on several media outlets -- including The New York Times -- which were preparing stories on Matt and sexual misconduct.
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