Who will replace Matt Lauer?
The list of potential candidates is short, shorter still for candidates from within NBC News. The next co-anchor of “Today” must have a familiarity — indeed comfort — with live television; understand the unusual demands of morning television; and have a deep knowledge of the flow and structure of “Today” itself. These jobs are tough because they require a degree of flexibility in approach and style. Consider that on a hypothetical news day, the “Today” co-anchor might interview the president of the United States during the 7 a.m. hour, and in the 8 a.m. hour interview a hot-yoga instructor as part of a keeping fit segment.
Here are the possible candidates from within: