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CNN’s Brian Stelter Says Everyone ‘Fantasized’ About Matt Lauer

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Grace Carr Reporter

“Top Of the Morning” book author Brian Stelter wrote in the 2013 book that everyone fantasized about and wanted to sleep with journalist Matt Lauer.

“Men fantasized about being him; women fantasized about sleeping with him (surely some of those men did, too). To an entire generation of aspiring television journalists, he represented the pinnacle,” Stelter wrote in his book.

Stelter is a senior media correspondent for CNN and the host of “Reliable Sources” as well as a former media reporter for The New York Times. His lines about Lauer’s former appeal comes after NBC announced Wednesday they had fired “The Today Show” host after an employee filed a complaint about his inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

“Dear colleagues, on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack wrote in a memo. “As a result we’ve decided to terminate his employment.” (RELATED: Matt Lauer Fired From NBC News After Inappropriate Sexual Conduct Complaint)

“While it is the first complaint about his behavior over the twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” Lack added.

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