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Anderson Cooper in running to replace Lauer, reports say

12:04 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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Carol Memmott, USA TODAY

Was NBC wooing Anderson Cooper as a possible replacement for embattled Today morning show anchor Matt Lauer?

Deadline.com is reporting unconfirmed information that NBC executives reached out to Cooper. Cooper is one of CNN's most popular program anchors and he also has his own syndicated daytime talk show.

Rumors have swirled around other possible replacements for Lauer including Ryan Seacrest, current Today co-host Willie Geist and Meet The Press host David Gregory. And, Deadline added, Lauer has been rumored to be up for hosting Jeopardy! when Alex Trebek retires.

USA TODAY

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