NBC Sports chief Mark Lazarus said Elliott would perform “a mix” of reporting and anchoring, including a presence in the division’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby, NFL football, the Super Bowl and the Winter and Summer Olympics, to which NBC has broadcast rights through 2020.
“One of the beauties of this budding and new relationship,” Lazarus said, is that Elliott fits in well with the existing team, adding, “we’ve still got plenty of time to sort out” details of his role.
James Goldston, the president of ABC News, and Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, flanked Roker and Roberts and made happy toasts.A "Today" show insider told the Daily News that Lauer, who denied his wife's accusations, is trying to keep the split quiet because his bosses at NBC are pressuring him to maintain his "family man" image to appeal to his largely female audience."Matt is still very involved in his children's lives," the source added."He goes to the family apartment after he finishes his 'Today' duties to see the kids - and picks them up from school.He is rumored not only to have caused Ann Curry's untimely departure from the Today show, but also the dismissal of the Today show weekend's host Amy Robach.It is rumored that he had an affair with her besides the rumored affair with Nathalie Morales. There is nothing distinguishing about this presentation. He seems far inferior to people like Ann Curry, Diane Sawyer, the late Peter Jennings, Bryant and Greg Gumbel.