Erin Burnett Should Take Matt Lauer's Place If He Ditches 'Today'

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If NBC ever had to find a successor for Matt Lauer as an anchor on “Today,” could Erin Burnett fill his shoes?Burnett, the rising star of financial-news network CNBC, has great appeal. She tends to enliven the often dull, numbers-laden hours during the day when CNBC doesn’t have the luxury of reporting on a scandal, a stock market disaster or some other bombshell. The true test of a TV journalist’s mettle is when he or she can draw viewers to the network, even during the mundane moments.

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