‘Today Show’ viewers will continue to wake up with Matt Lauer!

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 10:45am

UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 10:49am

Matt Lauer announced this morning, Friday, April 6, that he has signed a long-term contract to remain as co-host of "The Today Show."

"There is a huge bit of great news this morning that I am excited to announce, and that is that you are going to be sticking around with us,” Ann Curry, “Today Show” co-host, said. “We are stuck with you for a long time. So let's have some fun."

Lauer, who has been with the show since 1994, said the show is his family.

"Truth be told, I was developing an idea for a new show where viewers can tune in every morning and see someone they know lose a little more of his hair every single day, right in front of their eyes,” Lauer joked. “So I thought I don't have to do that, I could just stay here and do that.

“No, this is my family. I love this job. I love working with you guys and all the people behind the scenes. I'm excited, let's keep going."

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