Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Replace Matt Lauer On Today Show
Posted on Fri Dec 9, 2011 11:12 AM PDT

seacresttoday200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ryan Seacrest is in talks to replace Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The entertainment mogul has reportedly met with NBC execs earlier this week about succeeding Lauer on the popular morning program, though their discussions were described as “preliminary.”

Reactions have been mixed among media commentators; The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman remarked, “It's been a while since anyone's been able to say this but, NBC – well played here," while Inside Cable News more ominously tweeted, "Can anyone picture Ryan Seacrest covering 9/11 if he'd been at Today on that date? Didn't think so..."

Matt Lauer’s contract with the Today Show terminates at the end of 2012.