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KHQ statement on Matt Lauer firing

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NBC News says longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer has been fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior."
  
Lauer's co-host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of Wednesday's "Today" show.
  
Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" by Lauer. Lack's statement said the company found that after a serious review of the complaint it represented "a clear violation" of the company's standards, and Lauer was terminated as a result.
  
Lack added in his statement that it was the first complaint about Lauer in more than 20 years at NBC, but "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."

KHQ's President, Patricia McRae, released the following statement on Wednesday:

As an NBC affiliate for 65 years, KHQ Television stands behind the network's decision concerning Matt Lauer.  We pride ourselves as an ethical locally owned business, and as journalists, to be honest, trustworthy and transparent.  This is a sad day for everyone associated with NBC, but we pledge to continue serving our viewers, our clients and employees with respect and professionalism as we have done for the past six plus decades. 

Patricia McRae

President

KHQ Incorporated

Cowles Montana Media

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