Matt Lauer Biography

Published On Nov 17, 2015
Facts of Matt Lauer
Date of Birth: 1957 , December-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
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In 1981, he got married to Nancy Alspaugh. She is the famous screen writer 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, he 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. Together they have been the parents of three sons.

Before he 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. Few years later, he became associated with ESPN and hosted several sports shows. These days, he is working for NBC News and he is earning the salary of $25 million annually. His net worth is said to be around $60 million.

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Born in New York City, New York

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. He 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, he 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

He 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 he 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 he 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 he 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

1998

On 3rd of October, 1998, he 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

2001

Jack Matthew Lauer is his first child. He 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

2003

He 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

2006

He 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

He 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.