Ohio University responds to Matt Lauer termination: We 'are disappointed'

Ohio University responds to Matt Lauer termination: We 'are disappointed'
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio University released a statement Wednesday following Matt Lauer's termination from NBC News amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Lauer, who attended the school in the late 1970s, has co-anchored the "Today" show for 20 years.

The termination was announced on air Wednesday morning by Savannah Guthrie, who said they were told moments before going on air.

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The university's statement reads as follows:

"We at the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication are disappointed to hear of Matt Lauer's alleged conduct at NBC News. We believe all people deserve to work in a safe, positive and nurturing environment, and that any incidence of sexual misconduct should be handled with the utmost respect and care.

TMZ reports the "Today" show internship at Ohio University's Scripps College of Communications, of which Lauer was instrumental in starting, will go on for at least the next session.

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