Matt Lauer Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Nov 17, 2015
Facts of Matt Lauer
Date of Birth: 1957 , December-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Matt Lauer
Birth Name Matthew Todd Lauer
Father Robert Lauer
Mother Marilyn Lauer
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Television journalist
Working For NBC News
Net Worth $60 million
Salary $25,000,000
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Annette Roque (m. 1998), Nancy Alspaugh (m. 1981)
Children Jack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer, Thijs Lauer
Divorce Nancy Alspaugh
Education Ohio University
Awards Brad Lachman (executive producer)
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
TV Show Today in New York
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Daytime Emmy Awards winner, Matt Lauer is one of the renowned journalists from the United States. He has also established himself as an actor. He is also popular in the world for his work as a sideline reporter on the sports channel, ESPN, and NBC.

Matt Lauer's early life

Matt Lauer was from the upper-middle-class family born as Matthew Todd Lauer on 30th December 1957 in New York City, New York, the United States of America to Marilyn Lauer and Robert Lauer. He is an American and is of Jewish ethnicity.

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He has studied at Ohio University.

Matt Lauer's career

Before Matt Lauer completed his bachelor's degree in arts, he began his professional television career. In 1979, he joined WOWK-TV and worked as a producer in the 12 o'clock news.

A few years later, Matt Lauer became associated with ESPN, alongside Chris Berman and Keith Olberman, and hosted several sports shows.

These days, Matt Lauer is working for NBC News, where his colleagues Lester Holt and Brian Williams.

Matt Lauer's personal life

In 1981, Matt Lauer got married to Nancy Alspaugh. She is the famous screenwriter and she has also been nominated in several prestigious awards for her work in the film industry. They got divorced in 1988.

Almost a decade later on 3rd of October, 1998, Matt Lauer got married for the second time in his life and that was with Annette Roque. Together they have been the parents of three sons.

Matt Lauer's net worth

Matt Lauer is earning the salary of $25 million annually. His net worth is said to be around $85 million.

He owns an estate in North Haven, a 40-acre farm, which has a market value of $33 million.

Matt Lauer facts on timeline

Born in New York City, New York

December 30 , 1957

Matt Lauer was from the upper middle class family born as Matthew Todd Lauer in New York City, New York, United States of America to Marilyn Lauer and Robert Lauer. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

1999

Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. Matt Lauer has also been honored with this award several times in his life and he won this award for the first time in 1999 for Outstanding Special Class Program. 

Nominated in News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2006

Besides being honored with several prestigious honors, Matt Lauer has also been nominated in various renowned awards. In 2006, he was nominated in News & Documentary Emmy Awards for the first time in his life and that was for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story. 

His father died

1997

Matt Lauer was born to Marilyn Lauer and Robert Lauer. His father was the executive officer in the bicycle company and his mother was the owner of the boutique. His father died an unfortunate death in 1997. 

Graduated from Ohio University

1997

Matt Lauer received his formal education from some high school in New York City. After graduating from his high school, he joined Ohio University to pursue his bachelor’s degree but was not able to complete it that time and he dropped out from there. He gained his bachelor’s degree only in 1997. 

Began his professional career

1979

Though Matt Lauer majored in Media Arts and Studies, he was not able to complete his undergraduate degree and then he dropped out from Ohio University. Soon after that, he began his professional television career. In 1979, he joined WOWK-TV and worked as a producer in the 12 o'clock news.

Married to Nancy Alspaugh

1981

After Matt Lauer began his reporting career, he met his first wife, Nancy Alspaugh while he was working in WOWK-TV. Nancy Alspaugh is the famous screen writer and she has also been nominated in several prestigious awards for her work in the film industry. 

Divorced with Nancy Alspaugh

1988

After being together for about seven years, something went wrong in their married life and they decided to dissolve their married life. Nancy Alspaugh was a screenwriter and she was also the TV producer. They got divorced in 1988.

Began dating Kristen Gesswein

1989

It seems like Matt Lauer was secretly dating, Kristen Gesswein when he was married to Nancy Alspaugh and these extra affairs was the main reason for his divorce with her. Kristen Gesswein is a newscaster and they got engaged in 1989 and it lasted till 1996. 

Married to Annette Roque

October 3 , 1998

On 3rd of October, 1998, Matt Lauer got married for the second time in his life and that was with Annette Roque. Annette Roque is one of the famous models in the today's world and she is also known for her tall height and beautiful looks.

First child, Jack Matthew Lauer

June 26 , 2001

Jack Matthew Lauer is his first child. Matt Lauer and his sweet wife, Annette Roque announced with the start of 2001 that they were expecting their first child and they welcomed it on 26th of June. Jack was in good health when he was born. 

Second child, Romy Lauer

October 2 , 2003

Matt Lauer became father for the second time in his life in 2003. On 2nd of October, he and his wife welcomed their second child together and that time it was a sweet little baby girl and they named her Romy Lauer. 

Third child, Thijs Lauer

November 28 , 2006

Matt Lauer also became father for the third time in his life and that was in 2006. In July 2006, he reveled that he is expecting this third child with his sweet wife and on 28th of November, she gave birth to their third child and it was a son and they named him, Thijs Lauer. 

Joined NBC News

1992

Matt Lauer was being popular day by day in the United States in the late 1980s as the news reporter. In 1992, he was offered a chance to join NBC News and that year he joined NBC News as a newsreader.