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Matt Lauer, the longtime co-anchor of the Today Show, was fired from NBC News Wednesday morning following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Today Show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie was joined by Hoda Kotb to open the show and discuss the allegations against Lauer, who worked for the show for more than 20 years. Guthrie, whose voice was cracking as she broke the news about her colleague, read a statement from NBC News’s chairman.

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