There has been a rotating door at NBC’s Today Show. While the boys seem to stay put -with Matt Lauer and Al Roker gracing the set for years and years – the girls seem to come and go. The newest lady to be leaving? Ann Curry. At least that’s what forecasters are predicting, but as of Thursday there has not been an official firing or ‘demotion’. In an ill-timed interview with the Ladies Home Journal Ann Curry shared that, “I’ve been at Today for 15 years and I’d love to make it to 20.”
Ann has been the co-host of The Today Show for about a year, after Meredith Viera left the then number one rated show. But since she took the reigns the ratings have been slipping and although the Today Show staff reportedly adores Ann Curry, a replacement is being sought. But Ann Curry is dealing with it in her very calm and centered way.
“It makes it tough when everyone is commenting on it,” says Robert Thompson (via Forbes), the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television & Popular Culture at Syracuse University. “If Ann doesn’t talk about it, then it’s not a big deal. She moved into the position quietly, and she can move out quietly without turning it into a massive story.” But the tide shift is big news no matter how you slice it
One of the biggest questions is the matter of who will take over Ann Curry’s job. Here are five options – who would you like to see take her place?
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