Matt Lauer was fired from NBC this morning for sexual misconduct. This came after an employee entered a complaint that accused Lauer of "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace.
People who worked with him weren't necessarily surprised. But most people who have woken up to his smiling face on their TV for years were in for quite a shock.
Matt Lauer has been a staple in NBC news since he started hosting the Today show in 1997.
When he began on the Today show, he helped NBC bring the morning segment up to the top of the Neilsen ratings, beating Good Morning America. He regularly hosted parts of the Olympic Games, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.
He used to host a "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" segment.
Viewers loved the lighthearted series, where Matt showed reported from different places around the world. He had an iconic interview with then-first lady Hillary Clinton about the Monika Lewinsky scandal that helped him move to harder news. He eventually interviewed other high-profile people like Prince William and Harry and past presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Today show fans have come to love seeing Lauer's outlandish Halloween costumes each year.
This year he dressed up as Dolly Parton. He’s also dressed up as Lucy from ‘Peanuts,’ C.J. Parker from ‘Baywatch,’ Paris Hilton, and Jennifer Lopez.
Matt is not afraid to go to extra lengths for a segment.
In February of 2015, he had an interview with Fifty Shades of Grey actors. Ellen photoshopped him casually wearing a bondage vest and holding a whip and handcuffs. Actress Dakota Johnson did not appear comfortable with this.
He has a history of treating women badly, whether it be straightforward inappropriate behavior or more general creepy comments.
Conan complied some of Lauer’s creepy moments on air. Remember, these are only the ones caught on camera. If someone is saying these types of things when they’re aware that they’re on national television, what kind of things are they saying and doing off the air?!
His on-air behavior only gets worse…