KATIE AND MATT'S $100M WAR

Published on: May 27, 2005
KATIE AND MATT'S $100M WAR

Katie Couric is pushing for a new $100 million contract that has put her at war with Matt Lauer and could drive her co-host away from America's top-rated breakfast show.

The Today show sweetheart wants a big rise in her annual $15 million salary when her contract is up next year. Sources say she's floating the idea of a new deal that could pay her $100 million over five years and eventually see her becoming the Peacock network's number one anchor.

Katie, 48, is already TV's best-paid journalist and sources say her strained off-screen relationship with Matt -- who gets $8 million a year -- will likely cause him to quit the show rather than carry on dealing with her diva antics. Get the inside scoop on the battle for the Today show in this week's Enquirer!