Ann Curry Is Still Hurting Over Her Firing From ‘Today’ Show Eight Years Later

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ann Curry and Matt Lauer

There have been a number of host modifications within the historical past of the Today present, however one that also resonates is the departure of Ann Curry. Curry’s tearful farewell throughout a 2012 episode left followers questioning her abrupt exit. In actuality, Curry’s departure was a termination. It’s been eight years since her firing and Curry says she’s nonetheless harm over the choice. 

Ann Curry and Matt Lauer
Ann Curry and Matt Lauer | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

Ann Curry’s 2012 firing from ‘Today’

Curry’s announcement that she was departing from Today got here only a 12 months after she started co-hosting subsequent to Matt Lauer. In June 2012, Curry gave a tearful goodbye, admitting that she was blindsided by having to depart the present.

“This is not as I expected, to ever leave this couch, after 15 years [at NBC],” she stated. “But I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch.” 

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Speculation grew in regards to the lack of chemistry between Curry and Lauer, with many believing Lauer contributing to Curry’s firing. Meredith Vieira was beforehand in Curry’s seat on the present. Savannah Guthrie changed Curry and stays on the present current day.

Ann Curry is nonetheless harm by her ‘Today’ present firing

In a brand new interview with Elle Magazine, Curry says there’s nonetheless lingering harm from her firing from the present she put a lot onerous work into. She says the entire ordeal “still hurts.”

“I still don’t really understand,” she says. “I know I did nothing wrong – I know I was good at my job.”

She continues: “The bottom line is that it still hurts,” she says. “It honestly hurts really deeply, because I really think I did nothing wrong. But in spite of the pain of it, which still lingers, I know that I contributed to some people suffering less.”

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This isn’t the primary time Curry has hinted to some resentment over her firing. She’s been trustworthy about her emotions from the beginning. In a 2018 interview with People, she was nonetheless upset however making an attempt her hardest to not retaliate publicly.

“It hurt like hell,” she stated on the time. “It hurt so much, but I learned a lot about myself. I can say I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve been honest and true. I’ve tried to stay pure, tried to not respond in a knee-jerk manner, and I’ve stayed very close to who I am. So it hurt, but I’m also proud of myself.”

What Ann Curry has been doing since her firing from ‘Today’

The award-winning journalist hasn’t let the heartbreak of shedding her gig on Today cease her. In 2017, she stepped again into the forefront with a six-part PBS docuseries, We’ll Meet Again.

The present chronicles the reunions of people that have lived via traumatic moments with the one who helped them via these robust occasions.

Curry started internet hosting the TNT reside weekly broadcast Chasing the Cure in August 2019. The present options medical doctors and specialists who attempt to resolve medical mysteries and assist these experiencing undiagnosed illnesses. 

Chasing the Cure gained a Critics Choice Real TV Award and plenty of are hoping it’ll win an Emmy.

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