Ann Curry Takes Hit to the Head From Wandering Camera
Ann Curry is sure taking a lot of hits lately. Not only is NBC sending her the kiss-off this week, but she got bumped in the face by a wandering camera. It was obviously a mistake when a crowd-spanning shot accidentally hit Curry in the face.
Matt Lauer laughingly referred to her as “old flat-nose Ann Curry” to alleviate the mishap, most likely referring to a character on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
But man, she must be counting down the days before her departure.Only a few more days, Ann.
Curry has been known to be a ‘serious’ journalist and international correspondent, so maybe it’s for the best that she’s leaving the show, which is popular, but let’s face it–fluff. Fluff definitely has its place in television, but it doesn’t seem to be the right fit for Ann.
Ann started out as a news reader for Today in 1997, and stood by patiently as Meredith Vieira took the co-anchor spot after Katie Couric‘s departure. Ann has been truly humble and appreciative of the show that first passed her over for co-anchor, but her focus is the viewers.
‘‘I know NBC pays my salary but I have never doubted who I work for… the people who watch’’ and ‘‘I want to have a life of value. For me, that means giving people information that can give them a better life,’’ says the journalist in an upcoming interview with Ladies’ Home Journal.
Now pan to present day where she does cooking segments, interviews reality stars, and talks to celebrities about trivialities.
So, NBC’s Today is taking a ratings hit from their competitor ABC’s Good Morning America, and it seems that Ann Curry will now be its scapegoat.
It’s rumored that Savannah Guthrie will be taking her place, but remember what happened to Deborah Norville after taking Jane Pauley‘s seat beside Bryant Gumble? Sympathetic fans of Pauley were not happy, and a year later, Norville got the boot from Good Morning America.
We’ll have to see how Ann’s place at NBC unfolds. She says she’ll be returning to the network after a short break, but we wonder if Ann should send NBC her very own kiss-off.