NBC News removed veteran Matt Lauer from his post on Wednesday morning following sexual misconduct allegations.
The news about the removal was announced by his emotional co-star Savannah Guthrie.
“This is a sad morning here today and at NBC News. As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt.”
The tearful star was seen holding hands of the co-host while making the announcement.
The employment termination came after a detailed complaint against Lauer was received by the NBC News.
A colleague of Lauer alleged him of inappropriate sexual behavior at the workplace.
Further, in a memo to staff, chairman Andrew Lack was stated saying that while it was the first time they received a complaint against Lauer in the 20 years he has been working with NBC, they had reasons to believe that it might not be one isolated incident.
Lauer has been one of the most liked and highest paid in the TV News Industry.