Ann Curry didn’t have an easy few months leading up to her TODAY Show departure.
Reporter Brian Stelter revealed in an excerpt from his upcoming book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV that Matt Lauer’s co-anchor was the butt of quite a few staffroom jokes, much to Ann’s chagrin.
A staffer revealed to Stelter:
"A lot of time in the control room was spent making fun of Ann's outfit choices or just generally messing with her."
Apparently, some of the employees even compared Ann’s bright yellow dress (above) to Big Bird in a “Who Wore It Best?” vote. YIKES!
Stelter added that a “blooper reel of Curry’s worst on-air mistakes” was even “commissioned” by the show’s executive producer, Jim Bell — though he’s denied these allegations.
Additionally, some of Ann’s personal belongings, prior to her departure, "ended up in a coat closet, as if she had already been booted off the premises.”
Stelter wrote that the former co-anchor still feels “profoundly hurt and humiliated” by the “final months” of “professional torture” and her exit from the show.
But, Ann, don’t let any of this get you down! Chin up!
No one should EVER feel antagonized in the workplace. This is just SO CRUEL. We’re glad Ann is free from these ca-ray-zay antics!
[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]
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