The ratings for NBC’s Today show dropped. Persistent rumors surfaced a week ago that Ann Curry would be removed from the show. Ann handled herself in a very professional way throughout the week, then in the last 5 minutes of the 8:00 hour on Thursday, June 28, 2012, coming out of a break, we got this:
Ann Curry has been a favorite of ours for a long time, and she deserved a better send off than that. A uniquely talented journalist whose heart is in every story, Ann was never cut out to be a talking head on the couch. She’s much better than that. Good luck to Ann Curry in her future endeavors.