Matthew Todd Lauer
is an American former television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC's Today
show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC
. With NBC, he hosted the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
from 1998 to 2017 and co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games. He was also previously a news anchor for The Today Show
from 1994 to 1997, anchor for WNBC in New York City and served as a local talk-show host in various cities and entertainment news segments for HBO.