Us Weekly‘s source say Couric and Lauer are in “actively on-going” talks about him joining her on her syndicated talk show. Another insider says Disney-ABC wants to “re-create that old magic” from the “Today” show days.
Lauer’s contract with NBC is up in 2014. He currently has a $25 million deal, so it would be up to Disney-ABC to try to court him with a similar salary. But Lauer could reportedly use a fresh start after a year including “TODAY” slipping to number two behind “Good Morning America” and the bad buzz around Ann Curry leaving the show in 2012, so this would be a great way for that to take place.
Would you want to see Lauer and Couric work together again?