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Ann Curry Is Leaving Today!!!

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WOW. It seems like she JUST started this job (above)!

Back in April, when GMA beat Today in the ratings for the first time in 16 years, we began to wonder whether or not Ann Curry would be able to keep the show from continuing to slip.

Looks like NBC isn’t taking any chances, because sources are saying that execs are planning on replacing Ann as co-host of the show!

Nothing’s been finalized, but we’re hearing that network officials began discussing "different jobs" for her several weeks ago.

We’re also hearing that she’s hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations with the network.

Sadly, we’re ALSO hearing that she is NOT enthusiastic about losing her job. Here’s what a source had to say about it:

"She got her dream job, and she doesn’t want to let it go."

As far as a time frame is concerned, we’re hearing the following about how soon NBC wants to get everything with Ann figured out:

"They feel real pressure to get it done by the Olympics."

Let’s just hope this all gets worked out as neatly as possible!

Good luck, Ann!

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24 comments to “Ann Curry Is Leaving Today!!!”



  1. 1

    I heard the real reason is Matt Lauer the crybaby doesnt like her and wants her out. Wah, wah… boo-hoo.

  2. Kateybird says – reply to this


    2

    Too classy for this show, I for one will miss her. She should stay,classiest girl there.



  3. 3

    Matt Lauer isn't a crybaby. He just strives for excellence. Ann Curry is unbelievably beautiful and sweet; however, she SUCKS big time as co-anchor. She's out of her league. Back in the day she was a foreign correspondent. She should go back to doing that, but I know that she doesn't want to because those jobs are dangerous and takes her away from her family weeks at a time. Matt is the best of all the anchors on network TV. Katie Couric is the only anchor that was his equal. They were a great team with a lot of chemistry. I miss the two of them TOGETHER in the morning.



  4. 4

    Ratings drop at Today Show and Ann Curry is the "fall girl" while Matt Lauer gets $30MM contract.

  5. Colleen says – reply to this


    5

    I can't wait for her to be gone, she is awful. So awkward and not natural at all. Matt is great!

  6. Rossi says – reply to this


    6

    Replace her with Starr Jones.

  7. Lori C. says – reply to this


    7

    She is a terrible anchor, hideously bad. Her fake sincerity makes me wanna puke.

  8. dude says – reply to this


    8

    No way, I have thought for a long time Ann should be co anchor, this sucks and she is the best part of the show.

  9. ricprz says – reply to this


    9

    I feel that Mat Loser probably had something to do with this. Ann doesn't give in to his I'm a white-boy shi#. If I were NBC I would get rid of that Legend in his own mind, and put in a fresh hungry newcomer. Sorry Perez if you like him…



  10. 10

    I like Ann Curry! How sad.

  11. Z says – reply to this


    11

    Bullshit. I liked Conan, and I like Ann a lot too. NBC blows.



  12. 12

    Anne is the only likable person left on the cast. It's already painful enough looking at the egocentric men and then the pretty school girls. Won't be watching AT ALL if they get rid of Anne but I barely watch it now anyway. i've switched to the other show. (oh can't stand staring at the cheating scumbag matt lauer. Something looks so fake about him like he hates the world and he is doing them a favor by gracing them with his presence.. in a bad way)

  13. Julian says – reply to this


    13

    Yeah , she doesn't fit well … What the F&^k was she wearing yesterday ? UGH

  14. Janice Dodd says – reply to this


    14

    She is the only one on there I care about. Why are they getting rid of her. I can think of at least four I would rather see go…Oh well I hope she gets a better job.

  15. Cynthia OConnor says – reply to this


    15

    Ann Curry is so fake and sappy! I was wondering how long it would be before the ratings crashed.

  16. LMD says – reply to this


    16

    Since the arrival of Ann Curry as co host,I have stopped watching as much as I once did. Her quirky hand gestures,her need to be the center of attention is annoying at the least.And as to the rumor that Samantha Guthrie may be taking the role,not sure she is the best candidate either. Maybe looking outside the Today Show family may be a better answer to fill this spot.

  17. Karen says – reply to this


    17

    They never wanted Ann for that job anyway I think that they knew if they kept passing her up it could be legal consequences and just put up with her for this long to say that they tried, I don't think that she is any worse than Meredith Viera especially in the style department and it seem like she was dressing better. It is sad that she got her hopes up with this job but I knew all along she was not what they wanted out front just like they wouldn't give the job to Tamrin Hall. Sad day for me also.

  18. cari says – reply to this


    18

    OLD NEWS. This was a BLIND ITEM weeks ago. It was part of his re-negotiation that she must leave. Hmmm…why would Matt want to be rid of her? Maybe more to those past affair rumors was true.



  19. 19

    I have never found Ann Curry to be genuine. To me, she is fake interested. I really would like to see Tara Spencer get a shot at the seat. She is extremely dynamic and upbeat. With Matt aging so much in looks and attitude, the Today Show needs to inject some strong positive energy. Diane Sawyer is an amazing example of energy, charm and superior intelligence.



  20. 20

    Ann brought a lot of class to the show.

  21. Jnena26 says – reply to this


    21

    I love Anne and I will be very sad to see her go! Contrary to what other's may think..

  22. Dina says – reply to this


    22

    It has nothing to do with Ann Curry the ratings dropped because the show is terrible… I watched for 30 years and the last year the writing, producing and Content have become UNWATCHABLE! I turned out as so many did when the producers decided to have Sarah Palin as a "Guest Host" Proper Producers would have realized that a political figure as a guest is Vastly different then a Co-Host! They lost me along with countless others…. I Love GMA and I hope that Ann Curry finds a show that has not "Jumped the Shark"

  23. FranklinNJ says – reply to this


    23

    Ann was out of her comfort zone…not much personality…no jabs at Lauer, no chemistry, way too condensending to Matt. They both seem to respect and admire each other but there needs to be more to make it interesting. Not once did she let Matt have it with teasing or flirting or anything remotely interesting. Al Roker is tops with his personality of all weatherman, his personality is genuinely funny, but yet has good taste, the best really. Ann has none of that. She should have never accepted the job and should have stayed giving serious news like before. She is out of her league at the mercy of good ratings, that comes with the territory and the job!!!



  24. 24

    What is wrong with NBC execs? Ann Curry is by far the best news anchor and interviewer on television. She is calm and dignified as well as informed and intelligent.
    If ratings dropped recently it is not because of Ann. The new CBS morning show is pretty good and they have had great guests. Today isn't even a news show any more. They have too many short little cut off segments, too much cooking and nonsense chatter.
    I was worried that there was a perceived problem with Ann when they started dressing her differently. She looked like a clown in the color blocked flowered crap that some stylist was paid big money to get her - supposedly to make her stylish or current. Her
    dignity rose above all that.

    I think she is worth far more than $10,000,000 considering the ridiculous salaries the news anchors receive!

    I will never watch Today again after she leaves. There are far better resources for "news."