"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.
"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 is speculated to 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."