Today’s anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced on Wednesday morning that their longtime co-host, Matt Lauer, had been let go from the NBC morning show for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”
The news was more than shocking for not just the morning team, but other hosts around the nation. Gayle King, who earlier this month emotionally announced sexual misconduct allegations of her CBS co-host, Charlie Rose, was equally blown away by the news.
“I look at that picture and I have a sickening feeling of déjà vu,” King said early Wednesday morning. “Certainly because we’re dealing with our own situation here. It does send a message that you’re not too big to fall.”
She added, “I take no joy in this this.”
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts also shared her thoughts during her ABC morning show. “I was really struck, guys, by Today having Savannah and Hoda having to report the story, and then it was with Charlie Rose, it was Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell having to report this, and how you could just tell that they are grappling with how this is somebody they have worked with,” Roberts said.
She explained, “But they have all spoken about the bravery of their colleagues, those women.”
Meanwhile, it’s Black Twitter who is lobbying for former Today show anchor, Tamron Hall, to take Lauer’s seat.
BREAKING: Matt Lauer fired from NBC News after they received a “detailed complaint” from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, NBC News chairman Andrew Lack says in statement. pic.twitter.com/fjwsBMT5VG
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 29, 2017