Al Roker’s ’embarrassing’ over-the-top behavior left some ‘Today’ show staff squirming

It’s a heated exchange that won’t go away.

The “Today” show is “embarrassed” by weatherman Al Roker’s terse exchange with broadcaster Billy Bush about the scandal sinking American swimmer Ryan Lochte’s achievements at the 2016 Olympic Game in Rio, The New York Post gossip column Page Six reported.

“There were several producers and talent who were left trying to explain Al’s over-the-top behavior,” a source told Page Six. “Several insiders found themselves wanting to distance themselves from his response.”

“It was a great thing to watch online, but a lot of NBC staff thought that he took it way too far for something that, while it was certainly a legitimate issue and certainly bad behavior by Lochte, outrage to that level just wasn’t justified.”


Not so, says one NBC executive.

“This is not true. No one feels this way. In fact, everyone here is happy — specifically with the ‘Today’ show’s great ratings.”

Roker and Bush got into it Saturday in Rio, with Roker saying Lochte lied while Bush said he “embellished” his story.

If you missed the brouhaha between Roker and Bush over Lochte’s scandal, CLICK HERE.


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