I have admired Ann Curry’s work and her quiet charm ever since the first time I saw her on the Today Show behind the news desk many moons ago. That, I thought, it what a morning news show should be about. NEWS.
I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I’ve watched the Today Show. But, then I don’t watch morning television at all.
I don’t typically turn my television on until late in the evening. The rare times I do watch a morning show it is usually Good Morning America and I am watching strictly to see some piece or performance that they’ve promoted on one of their prime time shows that I do watch.
Perhaps that is the real problem for the Today Show. NBC’s flailing rating in prime time don’t provide the helpful lead-in needed to get people watching the Today Show the following morning.
Whatever the real reason behind the Today Show losing their 16-year-run as top of the morning show mountain, it is unfortunate that Ann Curry must take the fall.
Here’s hoping she lands somewhere that will be a great fit, where she’ll find joy in her work and peace of mind. I’m sure the $10M farewell present they gave her will help soften the blow.
Read the New York Times article on what led to Ann Curry’s release from the Today Show. Do you watch morning news shows? If so, what is your take on the situation?