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Ann Curry Fired: ‘Am I not good enough?’

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The definitive answer to whether Ann Curry is ‘good enough?’ a question she first raised during an interview with August’s upcoming Ladies Home Journal (whose cover she will grace) it seems is a resounding no.

Not only a year into her new job as co anchor with the Today show, Ms Curry has found herself being ousted out of what she once called her dream job.

A year into a 4 year contract the co anchor who the nytimes described as a ‘cinderella without her prince’ (does it getting any more brusque?) when they first came out with their damning article on the decay within NBC’s Today show has shaken media pundits across the board. With NBC commanding hefty ad premiums over its rival Good Morning America, media analysts are watching closely to see whether NBC can reclaim it’s footing now that Good Morning America has overtaken NBC in the morning ratings, which of course opens questions where does the money go now?

Rushing to stem the wound of lost ratings NBC have come out looking for the proverbial bogeyman and it seems Ms Curry is it. Even if she tells Ladies Home Journal that she imagined herself being with NBC’s Today show for 20 years (she’s been there going on 15 years) one senses with the following admissions that even Ms Curry knew as recently as April/May when the interview was first recorded that things were not going smooth for her at NBC.

Reflects Curry:

“It’s hard not to take it personally. You worry, Am I not good enough? Am I not what people need? Am I asking the right questions? When people say negative things or speculate, you can’t help but feel hurt. I know NBC pays my salary but I have never doubted who I work for. I think about the people who watch. They’re the ones who matter to me. I want to feel I haven’t dropped the ball when it comes to them.”

Hardly the reflections one would expect from an uber star co anchor. Or to put it another way, had it been Matt Lauer, Ms Curry’s co host making the above statements one would have wondered what the heck Mr Lauer was drinking that day.

Sadly Ms Curry will have to take things personally or perhaps she may choose to accept that some things in media are beyond its rising stars and understand that what makes an audience crave a particular individual who greets us on our morning tv has little to do with how knowledgeable or talented they are (obviously such things go a long way) but whether an audience for better of worse can relate to them and pass on them their aspirations and fears? In other words the missing ‘it’ quality of stardom.

Nevertheless Ms Curry is a very well versed media professional who will have no problem finding a new forum for her vast array of talents but one of those talents it seems was her lack of ability to become the type of cultural demi god that icons like Barbara Walters, Bryan Gumble, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira were always destined to become. Perhaps that’s what they mean about the ‘it’ factor in show business after all….?

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  • Dar

    Ann would be a much better anchor for the news. Matt is sarcastic and snobbish to everyone, especially if a female she doesn’t kowtow to him.

  • Johnnyces

    I will be sorry to see Ann go. She is a sweet heart. Natilie should be next up. If they Pass over natilie for savanah they will loose my family. Savanah is ok at best. She lacks the appeal needed for the anchor. I would rather see them get an outsider to keep my interest. Guess I’ll watch gma.

  • Lpfeifer7

    Ann Curry…Nice lady, but she is absolutely laughable when comes to her lines.
    She has gotten a little better. I have to agree with NBC. When she interviews people im emarassed for her.. She can’t spit out her questions! She bugs me! She does good on reporting tragedies, I will give her that. The Today show has gotten plain STUPID! Like when they did that rediculous music video! I think that was when Merideth probably said “good bye!”
    Omg, and Jenna Bush????? She is just Baaad!!!!

  • Pnaile

    My complaint about Matt is how arrogantly he slants the news. He is supposed to report not put his own feelings on it. Keep Ann get rid of matt. I won’t watch if Ann goes.

  • Pnaile

    We love you Ann !

  • Cynthiasrestaurant

    Why not get rid of that Buffoon, Al Roker or the ever irritating Matt Laur?

  • Bonnie Winston

    For NBC to think of firing Ann Curry is such a slap in the face and a total insult to me. I left the city for Florida 8 years ago. As a retiree of the City of New York and a 55 year old New Yorker, the highlight of my mornings has been coffee, the beautiful inter coastal, and the NBC Today Show.
    For me this show has connected me on a daily basis to my NY roots, even though I am presently residing in South Florida.
    Ann Curry is awesome. Yes, she is soft spoken, funny, informative, eloquent, knowledgeable, and just plain pleasant to hear, so early in the morning. So what’s the problem NBC?
    Your ratings decline doesn’t stem from Ann, for she is one of your largest assets. Before pointing the finger and judging Ann, maybe you guys should take a long, hard look in the mirror at your own short comings. How would you guys like to be in the position you are placing Ann in, after 15 years of dedication, hard work and loyalty? All you big shots are mere bullies, looking to place the blame on one for your shows declined ratings. All of you are no better than those school yard kids. It’s amazing how history repeats itself, and how adults just don’t grow up! Bonnie W.

  • Nottolate

    If you wanna fire somebody fire the producers as well. We could care less about the British royal family. Every single day these morning shows bombards us with the royals and they ain’t even American.

  • Nottolate

    Gosh I loathe this woman.She’ like the national spokesperson for all things liberal and political correctness. Every time you look at her you can just see how shes sold her soul. Good riddance and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

  • Didgeridoo58

    I agree that Matt Lauer is nothing but an arrogant ego-maniac. For what they are paying him they could do much better. His body language and his pen and glasses antics are certainly not professional at all.

  • Bonnie

    I THINK ANN SHOULD STAY AND GET RID OF MATT AND AL. LESTER AND ANN WOULD MAKE A BETTER TEAM THAN MATT AND AL. NO ONE DESIRE A 30 MILLION DOLLARS CONTRACT. NBC SHOULD HAVE ALL FEMALE TEAM, INSTEAD OF ONE FEMALE AND ONE DUMMY.

  • J. P. Maher

    Lauer must be a misprint for LOWER. Curry made a sweetsy remark about the Spelling Bee wizkid who was knocked out of the running, probably because the yokel prompter pronounces PIN and PEN the same. The 6-year old marvel correctly spoke of studying ETYMOLOGY. Talking Head Curry remarked “how cute, she studied ENTOMOLOGY”. All the TV “personalities” are overpaid, manicured eejits.

  • Arnie98683

    Ann Curry is not the problem with The Today Show. There has been a slow progression of dumbed-down dullness that has permeated your show over the past 5 -10 years, long before Ann took over as co-host.

    The straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when you repeatedly had the same bizarre guests such as the crazy Duggar Family on. I do not want to see the weird Duggars or that creepy Donald Trump anymore, so I switched to GMA and found out it was a lot more fun.

    First, your show is too long – 2 hours is more than enough time…. any additional time is redundant. Second, the producers who plan the segments should be fired – the segments are gawd awful… for example, those cooking segments, financial tips, and Jenna Bush are not very interesting and are deadly dull. Third, you tend to chase the more sensational stories which is a huge turnoff for viewers who have a brain bigger than a pea.

    The only great upgrade for your show has been the Today’s Professionals. They are smart, funny and the only bright stars on Today.

    Do not treat Ann Curry the same way NBC did Conan. I guarantee that if you do, NBC’s reputation and ratings will plunge into the cellar. Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales certainly do not have great personalities — they appear to be worn out and tired sleepwalkers, so finding yourself a scapegoat will not help you at all.

    And, oh yes, I forgot your biggest folly thus far – Sarah Palin hosting the Today Show. That, along with Duggars and Trump returning over and over and over, helped push me over to GMA. Your producers need to be replaced by those who have fresh, entertaining, creative and smart ideas to stimulate your viewers’ minds in the morning. Thus far, you just aren’t doing that. Don’t find a scapeoat for your own shortcomings.

  • Kenya Dixon

    Ann is great. Today is just mad because GMA is eating their lunch and instead of looking at the real problem – Matt Laur – they are firing Ann. They will find out that with Ann gone the ratings will just plummet more, unless they get someone like Joan Rivers to co-host. Today is a snoozer. I stopped watching because the stupid segments were too long, segments that were important were too short and Kathy Lee Gifford give me a headache. Ann has always been part of a successful formula. Ask your viewers why we left and stop torturing Ann.

  • Drcbarnett

    I always enjoyed Ann curry and her sense of humor and demeanor – she will be missed – someone always gets blamed when the ratings are down…