Report: NBC pays for Matt Lauer to take helicopter to ‘Today’

NBC\'s "Today" co-host Matt Lauer at the show on June 17, 2014, in New York, New York. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid a stressful morning commute, and fly above traffic?

Apparently that’s what “Today” show host Matt Lauer does, according to a new report.

In an effort to keep Lauer happy, NBC News pays to fly him to and from his home in the Hamptons during the week, according to Page Six.

“NBC News chiefs want to do everything to keep [Lauer] happy. They believe

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