It is official Anny Curry is dunzo as co-host of the Today show. She broke her silence on the show this morning it what turned out to be quite the emotional exit. If you missed her final words never fear you can see it all in the below video.
Although it was already confirmed that Curry would no longer be co-hosting the Today show with Matt Lauer, Curry herself had kept quiet about the situation until this morning. She not only addressed the issue of leaving but revealed that today would be her last show. Ann was very emotional as I am sure you can imagine but she handled herself with dignity and class even as she broke down. Al Roker and Matt Lauer each had very kind words to say about the departing Curry, which you can see in the below video.
She may be leaving the Today show but Ann is not leaving the NBC network family. In fact a unit is being created for her that will allow her to focus on national and international reporting. Ann revealed that her new role will make her very happy as covering that kind of news is something she has been unable to do since taking on the role of Today show co-host.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding why Ann Curry got the boot. Everything from she is being blamed for low ratings to Matt Lauer allegedly only resigning with the show if Ann got the old heave ho as his co-host. Whatever the case may be Curry put on a brave front as the bid farewell to the morning crew and embarks on her next adventure.
I think Ann is a great journalist but honestly I didn’t think she was a good fit for the iconic NBC morning show. That being said I think she will be awesome in her role reporting on all sorts of national and international stories.
What are your thoughts on Ann leaving the Today show?
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