Willie Geist to Replace Matt Lauer on The Today Show?

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Goodbye, Matt Lauer? Hello, Willie Geist?

With Today Show ratings remaining stagnant, insiders tell Radar Online that Lauer's job as main host of the morning program is in jeopardy, especially because producers already have a replacement lined up.

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"[Willie Geist] is absolutely being groomed to become Matt Lauer's replacement if the ratings don't improve," the source alleges. "Willie has been filling in for Matt while he has been on vacation during the holidays and has been doing an phenomenal job."

With Good Morning America continuing to defeat its long-time rival, and with Robin Roberts' return only expected to bolster that series, NBC may soon be in panic mode.

Geist is well-liked by viewers and gets along well with Savannah Guthrie, forcing us to ask:

Should he replace Lauer as lead anchor?


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Matt had too many years of experience to be replaced... He is also a very intelligent person. I'm really sorry Willie but I'm Matt all the way


willie to replace matt ha ha not even a contest


Willie Geist is the best thing to happen to television in ages! I have watched him on "Way Too Early" and Morning Joe and love him! When he and Mike Barnicle are on Morning Joe I love to watch them. Haven't watched the Today show in years but if Willie is brought on board I'll be the biggest fan!!


Only watch Today when it's Savannah, Willie, Al, Natalie. Great mix. Cannot watch when Matt is on. Then I switch channels.


Love Willie! Bye matt...............


Willie is a bloody good entertainer. I watch him on Morning Joe and he seems like a nice guy and very intelligent too.