Katie Couric is ready to move on from Matt Lauer. The former Today show anchor, who helmed the NBC morning show alongside Matt Lauer from 1997 to 2006, is reportedly tired of constantly being asked about the fallen newsman. In the months since Lauer's firing from NBC due to alleged sexual misconduct, Katie has repeatedly been asked about the controversy. Now, an insider tells Us Weekly that Katie is done.
"She is really sick of being asked about Matt Lauer," the source told Us.
Couric is on a press tour promoting her new NatGeo show America Inside Out With Katie Couric, and she reportedly felt "attacked" when questions about Lauer came up during a recent talk show appearance. Couric appeared on The Wendy Williams Show last week where the outspoken talk show host disagreed with some of her assessments of the allegations against Lauer.
Katie Couric previously told Us that Matt Lauer's scandal has been "painful" for her, especially since she didn't witness any of the behaviors that he has been accused of. Katie described the accounts she has read as "disturbing, distressing and disorienting" as well as "unacceptable."
"I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left. I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew. Matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect."