I’m a big fan of Ann Curry and have been her entire NBC career, so this news is disheartening to me. And now, I’m in a raging debate with a youngster on my Facebook page who thinks younger, more energetic women “look” better on TV, and that the old men on TV don’t need make-up.
So, I told this whippersnapper that aging shouldn’t matter. Men do it… All the time. Should younger (women) reporters get their shot just because they look better on camera? Ann Curry is energetic and beautiful to me. But I guess, it’s a matter of perception. What do you think?
From Huffington Post
A tearful Ann Curry announced to viewers on Thursday that her time as a co-host of “Today” has come to a sudden end.
After 15 years on the show, Curry was given a brief four minutes and twenty-three seconds to say goodbye to her audience.
“This is not easy to say but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of ‘Today,’” Curry said. “I will still be part of the ‘Today’ show family but I will have a new title and a new role. And this is not how I ever expected to leave this couch after fifteen years. But I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch.” Curry called viewers the “real ‘Today’ show family,” saying, “I have loved you and I’ve wanted to show you the world.”
Speaking of the network, Curry briefly described her new role as a national and international correspondent. “They are giving me some fancy new titles…we’re going to go all over the world and all over this country…We’re going to do great work I hope, and be given a chance to do great work, and these stories are going to air on all the platforms of NBC News.”
“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t get the ball over the finish line, but man, I did try,” she added.
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