Birth Name: Matt Lauer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Matthew Todd Lauer on Dec. 30, 1957 in New York City, NY, Lauer grew up in Greenwich, CT, the son of a Jewish father, Robert Lauer, and Christian mother, Marilyn Kolmer, who split when Lauer was still very young. After high school, he began attending Ohio University as a communications major in 1975. Four credits shy of graduating, however, Lauer left school to pursue a broadcasting internship. In 1979, he began his news career at WOWK-TV in Huntington, WV as a mid-day news producer. The following year, he became an on-air reporter for the station's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Over the next several years, Lauer hosted a number of weekly information and talk programs in Boston, Philade...
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