Katie Couric co-hosted NBC’s “Today“ show with Matt Lauer for 15 years, or an eternity in TV time, eventually leaving in 2006 for an anchor spot on CBS Evening News. So, when her longtime co-host was fired from the network for allegations of sexual misconduct, everyone naturally wanted to know Couric’s feelings on the matter.
It may not be much, but at least Couric has finally broken her silence to acknowledge the “incredibly upsetting” news, according to People.
When an Instagram user commented on a picture posted by Couric castigating the veteran journalist for having “nothing to say on Matt,” Couric was goaded into at least a comment.
“Nothing to say on Matt??” the Instagram user wrote. “Huh – y’all would have been all over the story years ago. I watched y’all for YEARS. My childhood. Just goes to show you really can’t trust people. He interviewed people on their moral character and had none himself. I want time back I spent watching!!!!! and you have nothing to say. Crickets. People hear you loud and clear though.”
“It’s incredibly upsetting and I will say something when I’m ready to. Thanks for your interest,” Couric responded.
Seemingly surprised, the user wrote, “thank you!! Wow!!” below Couric’s comment.
Of her friendship with her longtime co-host, Couric told People in 2011: “Matt and I have undeniable chemistry in the most platonic sense of the word. We are like an old, married couple. We finish each other’s sentences. He is very committed to the Today show.”
In 2012, Couric jokingly described Lauer’s most annoying habit, telling interviewer Andy Cohen, “He pinches me on the ass a lot.”
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