Notice someone familiar on this year's Time 100 list?
Managing editor Rick Stengel revealed the news magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world this morning on TODAY, and our very own Matt Lauer made the cut!
The collection of names is a who’s who of prominent movers and shakers from around the globe. Matt joins a list including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Warren Buffet, Tim Tebow, Kate and Pippa Middleton and SPANX founder Sara Blakely. Find the full list here.
"I couldn't be more flattered," Matt said on TODAY. Watch his full reaction.
To complete the honor, Time's editors asked radio personality and new "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern to pen the piece on Matt. After all, what better way to be feted than by the “King of All Media”?
"This is a guy who never gives up," Stern wrote. "Matt is cool and relaxed and so we're cool and relaxed and we can deal with the complexities of a presidential interview, a great sports event or the wacko."
We asked our Facebook audience what traits make Matt influential.
Ruth Boch wrote Matt "gets your attention" with "his smile and his tone of voice," while Michael Gregoire wrote he "asks questions most journalists do not." Weigh in on our Facebook page.