HomeTVMorning ShowsNBC Denies Approaching Anderson Cooper For Matt Lauer’s Today Gig Jamey Giddens March 27, 2013 3 Comments Did NBC approach Anderson Cooper about assuming the lead anchor job on Today, or not? Deadline says they did. However, NBC is denying the blog's report to The Hollywood Reporter. So is a reported source close to Cooper. According to the article, NBC cops to approaching Cooper, but not for Matt Lauer's job. Here's a quote from Peacock suit Alexandra Wallace: "As we’ve said before, Matt Lauer is the best in the business. We want him in the Today show anchor chair for many years to come." Best in the business, huh? So why is Good Morning America giving Today a wedgie in the Nielsens? Photos by PR Photos 3 Responses lfad March 27, 2013 Today would be a better fit for Anderson than his horrendous, all-over-the-place talk show. I do know Matt Lauer is not working anymore. He needs to go. Log in to Reply harlee490 March 27, 2013 Karma Baby!! >) >) Log in to Reply pdow March 27, 2013 Love Anderson Cooper~ Great idea! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.