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Lauer: Hall of Famer


He has interviewed everyone from Sen. Hillary Clinton to Tom Cruise, even Princes William and Harry. Matt Lauer replaced Bryant Gumbel as co-host of the "Today Show" eleven years ago, and now has secured his place in TV history -- with induction to the "Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame."

It was Matt's night, but he took the time to praise friend and former "Today" co-host Katie Couric for her one-on-one with Gov. Sarah Palin. "The interview exposed and reminded us all of Katie's great strengths as an interviewer. I thought she did a remarkable job." Matt also enjoyed Palin's stint on "Saturday Night Live." He told "Extra's" A.J. Calloway, "It was very funny!"

When Lauer isn't interviewing the big names, he spends his time with his wife, model Annette Roque Lauer and their three children; Jack, Romy and Thijs.