She stays classy, that Ann Curry!
Despite the embarrassment of losing her dream job as Today co-host years before she wanted to leave, Ann isn't shaming the show that dropped her prematurely.
Instead, she plans a meaningful good-bye for Thursday. But first she needed to get some feelings off her chest:
"It's going to be a bit of a tough day. I'm going to have to tell our viewers. That's what makes me more emotional than anything. I don't want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them. I don't know who has been behind the leaks, but no question they've hurt deeply.
You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years. That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host's first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone.
I know I am not to blame for the ratings worries. And my bosses have said to me there are many factors involved. There is no doubt that the rating wars have become meaner and less focused on our responsibilities as journalists. And the show is still No. 1 in terms of ratings."
We're not gonna lie. This is really, really crappy for her.
And the fact that her fellow co-hosts laughed at her when she was hit by a camera can't be helpin' her self-esteem, either!
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