Scandal follows Lauer around like a puppy, and yet he still manages to survive. To wit: Ann Curry’s outster from the Today Show in June 2012 was widely seen as the result of Lauer’s Machiavellian ministrations. His 2006 divorce papers, made public in 2014, accused him of “cruel and inhumane treatment” towards his ex-wife. It has been rumored that he has cheated with Natalie Morales, Samantha Guthrie, and Giada De Laurentiis — he denied the last accusation on TMZ, saying, “I never banged Giada.” He has been the host of the Today Show since 1997.
Alycia Lane and Larry Mendte
Philadelphia news anchor Lane was fired for “inappropriate conduct” in 2008 when flirty text messages and a rumor that she had an affair with her co-anchor Larry Mendte became public. This news became known once Mendte’s wife confronted him, and Mendte hacked into Lane’s work computer and sent emails to newspaper reporters. It was also reported that Lane sent flirty photos to NFL anchorman Rich Eisen and got arrested in New York for punching a policewoman in the face. She sued the Philadelphia station in 2008, moved to Los Angeles, and was back on air by August 2009. Today, Mendte currently hosts three local TV shows.