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He began his career in 1979 as a producer for WOWK-TV in Huntington, WV. In 1980, he became a news anchor on the 6 and 11 o'clock newscasts. Prior to joining WNBC-TV in New York, Lauer hosted a three-hour live interview program, 9 Broadcast Plaza, from 1989-1991. He also hosted a number of weekly information and talk programs in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond.
He joined the Today Show in January 1994 as news anchor and has been co-anchor since January 6, 1997.
Further information: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079110/
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