Matt Lauer Made Sure NBC Didn’t Have A Backup Plan

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For 20 years, Matt Lauer was the golden boy at NBC, but after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct surfaced, he’s been ousted — and the network doesn’t have a Plan B.

Insiders told Page Six that Matt was so ruthless in maintaining his top spot that, “Matt killed off, in their infancy, every man who could succeed him at the time that he was ready to hang it up — so there’s nobody to take his place. And now NBC is paying the price.”

Matt’s maneuverings have ensured that potential heirs including David Gregory, Josh Elliott and Billy Bush never got a shot at being groomed for the gig. (Before Bush was brought down by the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape with Donald Trump, he was already in Lauer’s sights), Page Six reports.

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