I'm not sure what I was expecting to see when I tuned in to watch Ann Curry say goodbye to Today show viewers after her "firing" from the co-anchor seat. I guess I expected more of a goodbye? But this long-time Curry fan will take it!
Turns out Curry is not fired so much as demoted. Her new job will keep her with NBC News to do "the work that most of us got into journalism to do." Ahem, folks, in case you didn't realize it before, this proves it.
Ann Curry? Is a class act.
Instead of throwing up her middle finger to the network that has blamed her for a dip in viewers (instead of, oh, I don't know, the complete drivel that Kathie Lee and Hoda serve up every morning), then sitting pretty at home, she's actually sticking around! And as tearful as she sounded, I dare say the job of being a regular old reporter/interviewer sounds like something Curry will actually enjoy. Take a listen:
OK, I think I may have gotten chills at the word "groundbreaking," you?
I am not happy to see Curry kicked out of the co-anchor slot, but if any job is appropriate for her, it's one that plays to her strengths as a journalist. Because at the end of the day, that's what she is. Thank goodness someone realized it! And thank goodness -- for us -- that she's taking the high road and sticking around.
What do you think of Curry sticking around?
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