Curry favored

In 1997, Ann Curry became the news anchor on the Today Show, a position she would hold for fourteen years. (Only Frank Blair, who started during the J. Fred Muggs era, served longer.) Oddly, it was a position previously held by Matt “Bag of Dildos” Lauer, for whom Curry was the understudy.

Ann Curry on the 60th Anniversary of the Today Show

Ann Curry fooling around with Jay Leno

Ann Curry sort of semi-formal

After the departure of Meredith Vieira in 2011, Curry took over as Today’s co-anchor, alongside Lauer. She lasted a year. She drew other assignments from NBC, but she left the network entirely in 2015.

And this is what she’s doing now:

That, and not discussing Lauer.


  1. Roger Green »

    3 December 2017 · 2:37 am

    After Ann got forced out, I stopped watching TODAY, in favor of CBS News This Morning, featuring another now disgraced anchor, Charlie Rose. And I was watching TODAY when Frank Blair was there. I always liked Ann and, rightly or not, always blamed Lauer for her departure. .

  2. ETat »

    3 December 2017 · 6:30 am

    Of course she doesn’t. First rule of any corporate climber: never make a statement of a colleague, current or former. You never know how the wheel of fortune will turn.

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    5 December 2017 · 7:15 am

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