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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.

“[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?