TODAY anchor MATT LAUER about to be cut down to size, says insider.

Lauer’s on the air reporting is going to be reduced as new exec producer Alexandra Wallace is savvy that viewers are tuning out because of their intense dislike of Lauer.

"Matt's on air reporting and interviews for the TODAY show are going to be cut back because Alexandra recognizes that he is widely unpopular and many view him to be responsible for Ann Curry being fired from the co-host spot," a show insider told

"This isn't personal, but Alexandra will be doing whatever is necessary to get the show back in first place, even if that means ruffling Lauer's feathers.

“Look for Willie Geist, one of the co-hosts of the third hour, to be featured more during the first two hours of the show because viewers absolutely love him. Willie comes across as genuine and warm, unlike Matt Lauer."

As The ENQUIRER reported Lauer is already miserable that longtime pal Jim Bell was replaced as TODAY's top dog and that Matt is no fan of Alexandria’s.