'Today' show's Willard Scott weds girlfriend

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TODAY Show's Willard Scott Marries Longtime Girlfriend

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says 80-year-old Willard Scott has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend.

The veteran "Today" show personality and Paris Keena were wed Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. They have been together for about 11 years, "Today" host Matt Lauer said in sharing the news on Wednesday morning's telecast.

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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: Television personality Willard Scott poses with his partner Paris Keena on the red carpet upon arrival at a salute to FOX News Channel's Brit Hume on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hume was honored for his 35 years in journalism. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Willard Scott, Mark Davidson in the 1980s-- Photo by: Fred Hermansky/NBC/NBC NewsWire
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Former "TODAY" Show correspondent Willard Scott attends the "TODAY" Show 60th anniversary celebration at The Edison Ballroom on January 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Paris Keenan and Willard Scott attend salute to Brit Hume at Cafe Milano on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Gene Shalit, Jane Pauley, Tom Brokaw, Willard Scott in 1981 -- Photo by: NBC/NBC NewsWire
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, and Willard Scott during the 'Today' show's 60th anniversary episode -- Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK - JULY 14: Co-hosts Al Roker and Willard Scott appear on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on July 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Willard Scott & his 75th Birthday Cake (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 22: Dressed as a pilgrim, Willard Scott rides atop Tom Turkey during Macy's 75th anniversary Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo by Todd Maisel/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

The jovial Scott, billed as the program's weather reporter and centenarian, has been a part of "Today" since 1980.

Lauer framed the announcement as "another surprise wedding" in the "Today" family.

Last month, co-anchor Savannah Guthrie made an on-the-air announcement of her marriage to communications strategist Mike Feldman two days earlier. She also told viewers she was four months pregnant.

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