Craig Melvin reportedly in talks to replace Matt Lauer at 'Today'

Illustration By Wren McDonald

Illustration By Wren McDonald

"I still support him, and never saw that side of him", Nancy, who was Wednesday to Matt from 1981 through 1988, tells the mag about the allegations. "This would be clean slate". According to the New York Daily News, he won an Emmy in 2006 while working at a South Carolina TV station.

He's married to ESPN sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak; they have two children together.

That same source told the outlet that there is a slim possibility that Hoda Kotb would replace Lauer, as Kotb's and Kathie Lee Gifford's "Today" portion is a success already. Not only has Matt, 59, lost his lucrative $25 million-per-year gig, but sources say his wife of 19 years, Annette, 51 - mother of their three children, Jack, 16, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11 - is leaving him.

"The running joke was, 'How many apartments is Matt renting for his girlfriends?' " the NBC insider tells In Touch of the disgraced former newsman who was sacked from the Today show over allegations of sexual misconduct.

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry", the statement read. "As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC", he said in a statement.

In response to the allegations against him, Matt noted that "some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed". "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly". The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws.