Another one bites the dust! And another one does and another one does ...

Today's disgraced male ... Matt Lauer! NBC has fired the veteran journalist amid after a single allegation of sexual misconduct was presented to network bosses. There were a few more details in a company email:

    "Dear colleagues, on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” the email read. “It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender. We are deeply saddened by this turn of events."

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news to viewers as they held hands and tried to hold back tears. Guthrie said, "We are devastated. All we can say is we are heartbroken."

Lauer, 59, had been the foundation of the morning show for more than two decades. He was informed of the network's decision late Tuesday night. A spokesperson for Lauer said the journalist has no comment at this time. Guthrie and Kotb were awoken even earlier than their usual early-morning call time to be given the news. Kobt commented, "We were both woken up with the news kind of predawn. And we're trying to process it and make sense of it. And it will take some time for that."

The network was aware that The New York Times and Variety had been conducting months-long investigations about several sexual misconduct allegations against the reporter and that damaging stories would soon be published. NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in an early-morning memo to staff that the complaint was filed on Monday night and that it was the first complaint against Lauer during his decades at the network but that, "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."

Stay tuned to The New York Times for this one ...