It's a new day at Today.
Matt Lauer had to inform viewers Tuesday that Billy Bush has indeed left the morning news program. "NBC announced last night that Billy Bush would be leaving the Today show, effective immediately, noting that he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family," he said. "A statement Billy released separately last night read in part, 'I look forward to what lies ahead.'"
"Of course," Lauer added, "all of us here at Today wish Billy the very best."
Tamron Hall, who co-hosted the show's third hour with Bush after he joined Today in August, was similarly straight-faced when she mentioned his exit.