Back together again! Matt Lauer reunited with his former Today show co-host Katie Couric in NYC on Tuesday, April 1. The longtime friends were photographed smiling ear-to-ear in a sweet snapshot as they attended the New York Observer New Look Event at Casa Lever restaurant.
Lauer, 56, looked sharp in a sleek blue suit while Couric, 57, wore a white sleeveless blouse and black skirt. "She mingled all night," an insider tells Us Weekly. "She was stopped after the entrance by friends, and spoke with them excitedly, giving hugs."
The former colleagues delivered the morning news together from 1994 to 2006, until Couric jumped ship to CBS Evening News. Couric moved on to ABC News in 2011, and joined Yahoo News as the company's Global Anchor this year.
Back in June 2013, Lauer opened up about working with the Katie daytime host. "Was it always easy? No...We worked together for 10 years," he told Howard Stern on the comedian's Sirius XM radio show. "Was every day a bed of roses? No, of course not."
"We had our moments where there was probably tension, but overall, we are very much the same person," he added. "We have very similar senses of humor, and I thought we had a good and easy chemistry."
Chemistry, but no romance. "She's a very attractive woman, not only physically, but her personality," he said of Couric, noting that he never considered overstepping his work boundaries. "If she's a 9 or 10 physically, she's a 14 because -- I hate to do that -- because she's got a great personality. She's fun."