10/23/2013 03:50 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2013

NBC News Chair: Matt Lauer's Successor Hasn't Been Chosen


The race to find Matt Lauer's successor appears to be officially on.

In an interview with the HollyWood Reporter on Wednesday, NBC News Chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel spoke about the future of the "Today" show, and of Lauer's role on the program.

"I'd keep Matt Lauer as long as he wants to stay on the Today show," she told Marisa Guthrie.

Speculation has stirred in recent months over who might take Lauer's place once his contract is up. Both Willie Geist, who hosts the 9 a.m. hour of "Today," and new social media host Carson Daly have been named as possible contenders. However, Fili-Krushel suggested that this is still very undecided.

"I don't think there's an answer yet," Fili-Krushel told the Hollywood Reporter regarding a replacement for Lauer. "Part of it is expanding the family because that's the easiest way to do it. But that may not be the only way to do it. That's what we're going to spend the next two years on."

Read the full interview here.


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