As of now, Matt Lauer says he is planning on leaving Today next year when his current contract expires. Considering it does not expire until December 31, 2012, he sure is giving way more than his two week notice. It comes during the same week that Meredith Vieira is also bidding adieu to the program. It seems like Matt has been on the show forever. I mean that literally. He went from fresh faced youngster to a guy with a lot of gray hair. I have to say that it must suck getting up at 3am everyday. Yes, I know he gets paid a lot of money and does not have to drive himself to work every morning, but 3am is early and it is everyday. I would hate going to bed every night at 7pm. You must be constantly tired.