Matt Lauer says former 'Today' co-host Katie Couric is 'kind of my soulmate,' opens up about Megyn Kelly

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Matt Lauer has a special connection with his Today show family.

Lauer gushed over former co-hosts Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira, and his current co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie, in a recent interview with TV Insider.

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"Savannah gets it," Lauer said. "Meredith Vieira warms my heart. Katie Couric is kind of my soulmate. We make each other laugh."

The 59-year-old journalist also revealed how his playful chemistry with Couric landed him the job at Today.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Matt Lauer hosts an exclusive guest DJ session on SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl channel to celebrate the launch of TODAY Show Radio on SiriusXM on June 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Tamron Hall, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Al Roker appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on June 13, 2014 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- (l-r) Matt Lauer sits down with Pippa Middleton in her first-ever television interview -- (Photo by: Anthony Harvey/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Journalist Matt Lauer and singer Celine Dion pose for a photo during on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on July 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: (BROADCAST - OUT) Host, Matt Lauer speaks with swimmer, Ryan Lochte of the United States on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Journalists Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie attend the 2016 NBCUNIVERSAL Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Caitlyn Jenner and Matt Lauer attend the 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Time Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/04/07: Matt Lauer attends New York City Police Foundation gala at Waldorf Astoria. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: NBC 'Today Show' hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer interview Chris Martin when Coldplay perform in the rain on NBC's 'Today Show' at Rockefeller Plaza on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Pereira/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: (R-L) Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer interview 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Jack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer and Matt Lauer attend The Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personalities Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TV personalities Al Roker (L) and Matt Lauer arrive, at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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"When I was a local NBC anchor, I did early morning teasers with Bryant Gumbel and Katie. I usually found a way to have fun with Katie," he explained. "Jeff Zucker [Today's former executive producer] noticed our chemistry and he called me in to fill in for a vacationing Bryant."

As for the future of the morning show franchise, Lauer praised incoming NBC News anchor, Megyn Kelly, whose show will replaceToday's 9.a.m. hour.

"She's multitalented and would fit right in," he said. "She's a remarkable broadcaster and journalist, a real force."

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After two decades with Today, the father of three revealed a plan to retire from his "dream job."

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Matt Lauer and Jack Lauer attend Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Matt Lauer and Jack Lauer attend Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Ron Howard, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan and Matt Lauer attend Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan and Matt Lauer attend Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Tracy Pollan and Matt Lauer attend Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Matt Lauer attends Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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"I haven't found anything in broadcasting or journalism that I am as well-suited for," Lauer noted, joking that he'd be perfect to host "ESPN's old show Fly Fishing the World."

"I do have a time in mind when I'll leave," he added.

Despite having an exit date, Lauer won't be leaving Today anytime soon. Last year, he signed a $20 million contract, that will keep him on the NBC morning show until at least 2018.

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