Should The Today Show Fire Ann Curry?
By Mack Rawden 2012-06-20 22:35:35
Itís always easier to blame one person for a teamís failure. Thatís why Russell Westbrook, at least prior to his monster game four performance, was a convenient scapegoat for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and thatís why Ann Curry is currently feeling the heat on NBCís Today. A few months ago, the show was beat in the ratings by Good Morning America for the first time in almost two decades. The downtick coincided with Matt Lauerís vacation, and Katie Couricís appearance on GMA, but even so, itís clear Today is no longer the juggernaut it once was.
As a result, the network is reportedly considering a reshuffling, and the current rumor has Curry getting the big ugly axe. Well, more specifically, the whispers have her being transferred to a far less cushy position, possibly as a foreign correspondent. Given her journalism acumen, she would no doubt take to the role, but still, no one likes being forced out of a job they love.
Iíll be the first to say Curry was better at the news desk and is a bit of a downgrade from Meredith Vieira, but I really donít think itís fair to blame her for the showís problems. Sheís only been given a year or so next to Lauer, and I think it would be a bit premature to move in another direction.
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