NBC News apparently really, really wants to make sure Matt Lauer sticks around.
Page Six reported Thursday that NBC News chiefs pay for Lauer's helicopter rides to the Hamptons and back to work so that he can spend more vacation time with his family.
A source told Page Six that NBC News will do "everything to keep Matt happy." This includes flying him to and from his massive farm and $15 million mansion in Water Mill, which he purchased in 2012. (NBC told the gossip column that this only happens on rare occasions, but it's quite the nice perk.)
Of course, the "Today" co-host doesn't really need his helicopter rides paid for, seeing as he's one of the highest paid news hosts in the business.