MSNBC Live Host Craig Melvin ‘In Talks’ To Replace Ousted Matt Lauer
MSNBC Live’s host Craig Melvin is said to be in talks with bosses to replace Matt Lauer who was ousted from his role on the Today show.
The 38-year-old broadcaster, who co-hosts Today Saturday, has been earmarked as a potential successor to Lauer who was sacked last week.
‘This would give the network the opportunity to make Melvin into a star at NBC,’ a source told Entertainment Weekly. ‘This would be clean slate.’
Though chiefs at NBC don’t appear to be in any rush to name the journalist who will take their place in the hot-seat.
Melvin joined MSNBC six years ago.
Among his major work with the network, he covered the George Zimmerman trial, the Sandy Hook massacre and the 2012 Republican and Democratic National conventions.
Friends of Matt Lauer, meanwhile, have described how the former NBC anchor has been left ‘weak, broken and ashamed’ by sexual harassment allegations leveled against him.