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Details Emerge About WHY Ann Curry Is Leaving Today

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Ann Curry farewell to today show

And sadly, it doesn't sound like it was her choice.

We heard that Ann Curry was leaving her position as Matt Lauer's co-anchor on The Today Show, but now sources are suggesting she actually got the boot!

NBC has been looking for a replacement for at least two weeks and even offered a nice, big contract to former Today anchor Meredith Vieira.

Unfortunately, she's not innerested in returning to the show she left behind for bigger, better things, while Lauer reportedly isn't innerested in continuing to work with Curry. On top of decreasing ratings as a reason for her removal, Lauer and the network weren't fans of her performance.

Aww! We thought she was doing just fine, but our opinion doesn't really matter and she'll be gone by the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Since Vieira has passed on the job, we hear that the frontrunner is co-host of the third hour of Today, Savannah Guthrie.

Hopefully she doesn't get promoted only to be fired too…

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36 comments to “Details Emerge About WHY Ann Curry Is Leaving Today



  1. 1

    Ann is 100 times more likeable and suitable for the Today Show. Savannah gets on my fing nerves!

  2. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    2

    Why not offer the job to Rosie, she's available

  3. charlie the tuna says – reply to this


    3

    Ann just got done going into Somilia for a story, where she could have been killed and now they are canning her - nice job NBC. Who's Next Richard Engle?



  4. 4

    I think this is so fucked up. So much for loyalty! And what if the Today Shows rating continue to tank, then what?! No one is number one forever. I hope Ann gets an offer for bigger and better things!

  5. David says – reply to this


    5

    I love Ann, she's very likable, she's the only reason I've watched Today's Show. I think it will surprised NBC when she goes to another the network and their ratings went sky high. Ann,
    wherever you will be on I will follow.



  6. 6

    She's getting old & haggard looking; put her out to pasture with the Kathy Lee the Child Slave-Labor Queen, Plastic Surgery nightmares &Trash-Mouths Joan Rivers & Kathy Griffin, and Katie Curic.

  7. jay dawg says – reply to this


    7

    NBC has got to have some of the worst crisis management skills ever. First they get rid of Conan when Jay messed everything up, and now they are removing Curry all because a slight drop in the ratings. This is like watching a Greek Tragedy unfold before my eyes, watching what used to be my favorite network crash and burn so violently.

    Even though it has been her home for a significant amount of time, I hope Ann chooses to move on from NBC for this insult to her wonderful news anchoring skills.

  8. Melanie says – reply to this


    8

    I don't think I would be that interested in watching any more. I think she had great chemistry
    With everyone.

  9. Kolorete says – reply to this


    9

    Loyalty and hard work ,is Ann's mantra, ut good enough or Today Show? I hope that Ann gets better offers and oes leave this crappy network. If Matt gets 25mil she is worth at the very least 15mil. She is lays the professional and Never wimped out f assignments I'll be sorry to see her go and I will follow her! I guess that viewers opinions ont matter in any case this is Not the only show in town. Best of luck Ann I feel like I've been betrayed by NBC

  10. Kolorete says – reply to this


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    Re: jay dawg – i think our comments are hurtful and unnecessary. Ann always spoke, dressed and cited like a true lady and poffecional. Maybe NBC hold get a Kardasian to replace her think the ratings would please then then?

  11. Deborah Norville says – reply to this


    11

    Matt Lauer is an ass! Ann deserves much more then this. She been patiently waiting for years for that job through two co-hosts and she gets this. I hope Ann sues the hell out of NBC or at least she gets a Conan like deal when she leaves

  12. Chris says – reply to this


    12

    The word is INTERESTED. If you're going to publicly publish something, edit your work. INNERESTED is not a word.

  13. DavLore says – reply to this


    13

    Well Ann was good at being a news reader. she really is no replacement for Meredith or Katie couric. she has no comedic timing or quick witt like the other 2 has. I used to always laugh when matt and meredih/katie would haggle with each other. that chemistry is just not there, loyalty or not. she is not meant to be the today co host, lets face it.

  14. MRSMOMOA says – reply to this


    14

    WOW! This is crazy. Ann did a wonderful job not only did she take a lot of risk going after the story by going to very dangerous countries. Ann seemed to connect with all that she interviewed. Unless something happened that we are not aware of this is a terrible shame.

  15. Stevenfl says – reply to this


    15

    Whoever saids she looks too old, I love to see anyone in their 50's looking like her. I was shocked, all this time we thought she was in her 30's. She has more charm and charisma then the groups she's with. And that's speaking from our whole family, since I'd mentioned to them at dinner tonight, they were all shocked. if I run NBC Matt would be first to go!

  16. John Travolta's Beard says – reply to this


    16

    This has been brewing for some time…check out this link…note the date…

  17. Chuck says – reply to this


    17

    Re: DavLore – You're absolutley right. I think she's a good reporter but there's no chemistry with Lauer and not quick with the wit. She shouldn't have been given the position in the first place.



  18. 18

    F*ck NBC! They SUCK! With all their scandals for lying and intentionally editing out FACTS…that network should be shut down. NBC is through.

  19. LMD says – reply to this


    19

    So long Ann. Stopped watching Today as much as i did when she took over as full time Host. Her over bearing need to be louder over everyone else is nerve wracking to say the least. Her wild hand gestures makes one dizzy watching and always wondering who she may whack when she lets loose. She was better as the news anchor.Not a huge fan of Savannah either. Maybe NBC should look outside the box and find someone fresh and new.

  20. bountiful says – reply to this


    20

    I have been watching theToday Show for more than 35 years every morning and this year I have been turning the channel. Why? Ann Curry. She does better at field reporting and guess what NBC….Savanna Guthrie isn't going to be your savior. Recruit from without stop being lazy and hit the pavement.

  21. miranda says – reply to this


    21

    I don't liked her ………thanks GOD NBC realized she isn't good and bored



  22. 22

    Re: Paulie – Sounds to me your describing Fox News aka FAUX News!

  23. Kykkie says – reply to this


    23

    To the person who posts items for perezhilton.com (perhaps it's Perez himself?): Please brush up on your spelling, for the love of God. "Innerested" is the word used by hill people from the backwoods when they actually mean "interested." How embarrassing.

  24. PRS says – reply to this


    24

    Frankly, I didn't think she should have gotten the job in the first place. I thought she was always upstaging the female hosts… So I started watching Good Morning America once Meredith left. Robbin Roberts is hard to compete with once Meredith left.

  25. DivaJ says – reply to this


    25

    Get rid of that hack Laurer…Ann is one of the best journalists we have on TV.

  26. Karen Brooks says – reply to this


    26

    It's NOT innerested IT's INTERESTED! Where did you go to school?

  27. deb says – reply to this


    27

    Won't be watching anymore, Ann was a breath of fresh air to Matt pompus attitude. Good Morning America!!!!!!!!

  28. Annfan says – reply to this


    28

    I always loved Ann and she was the only reason I kept watching the Today show. Wish you the best Ann and I be looking to see where you land…

    I agree with Deb - Matt Lauer is a pompous [jerk] and I definitely never watched the Today show because of him.

  29. Jane Kane says – reply to this


    29

    If NBC is worried about their ratings dropping, they should get rid of Matt Lauer, that pompous ass who adds nothing to the show. He couldn't hold Ann's suitcase.

  30. Nancy Fulton says – reply to this


    30

    Love Ann and Al that's way I kept watching didn't like Mereidth that much and really don't like Savannah she's a joke

  31. christine says – reply to this


    31

    Plzzzzzzz HODA would be perfect if your replacing the "divine" Ann Curry who viewers love. Perhaps Matt should be axed

  32. Christine says – reply to this


    32

    Re: Chris – Thanks Chris. Someone is ought to speak for language skills!

  33. howo says – reply to this


    33

    Great issues altogether, you just gained a new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your put up that you simply made a few days in the past? Any certain?

  34. Joan says – reply to this


    34

    I am very disappointed in the Today Show management. I always liked to see Ann and Matt first thing in the morning. She is being treated with so much lack of respect and regard, it is very sad. I will switch to CBS since they are improving and have a good news format. Ann should not be blamed for failings at NBC.

  35. eve says – reply to this


    35

    I am very upset that the let go Ann this is the first I heard today when she broke down stating that she did not bring it home so to say not in those words but I was like what? Sounded she was let go without her will, I personally thought she was great and she looks great! I can relate to her she is genuine and seems very careing and she got emotioal that is totally me too. I feel bad how NBC handled this and will not continue watching the show and really hope that Ann finds and gets a better offer. Ann you are good enought don't let other people tell you other wise!!!! I lik Matt but after this I am very disappointed!!!!!

  36. GLORIA CRAIG-GOLDMAN says – reply to this


    36

    I WILL NEVER WATCH NBC TODAY SHOW AGAIN, I ONLY WATCHED IT BECAUSE OF ANN CURRY, SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL, WELL SPOKEN, HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, AND WELL DRESSED LADY WHO BROUGHT CLASS AND DIGNITY TO THE SHOW AND SHE IS A GREAT WORLD TRAVLED JOURNALIST, SHE IS A GREAT INTERVIEWER, HAVING INTERVIEWED THE WORLDS BIGGEST … ANN CURRY HAD SO MUCH COMPASSION, SO MUCH HEART FOR ALL THOSE SHE INTERVIEWED, FROM THE THE DOWN HEARTED TO THE HIGH PROFILES … NBC, THE ONE YOU SHOULD HAVE AXED IS MATT LAUER … I WILL NEVER WATCH THE TODAY SHOW AGAIN !!!!!!!