Ann Curry may have gotten the boot from The Today Show a little over a year after replacing Meredith Vieira, but she's getting the last laugh.
Not only is she still making the $10 million a year that the network promised her for anchoring the show, but the ratings continue to decline after her departure!
As a result, a source close to her revealed that she feels "vindicated" and proceeded to explain:
"Ann feels completely vindicated by The Today Show's poor ratings since she left. She feels she was fired completely unfairly and wasn't given a fair shot at the gig."
In fact, the real problem may not have been Ann at all! The program's content may be to blame as the source added:
"Ann feels she was made a scapegoat by the network and that it's the whole show that needed an overhaul, not her replacing. She feels they should have booked better guests and had a more exciting line-up and better stories to cover and better writing. Ann believes that point has been proved by the show's ratings declining even further since she left."
Since GMA managed to beat out Today last Thursday — even as the NBC correspondents reported from the Olympics in London — Ann may have a point!
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