On Twitter, the programme said: “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer.
“As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
Lauer co-hosts The Today Show. NBC said it had “reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident”.
The network said it was the first complaint about his behaviour in his time there – more than 20 years – but NBC News chairman Andy Lack said it represented a “clear violation of our company’s standards”.
It’s becoming more and more clear that a great many of the media and political icons who have spent years telling middle America how to live our lives are disgusting pigs in private.