NBC still hasn’t stepped up and fired Ann Curry, but all indications are she’ll be told to hit the road sometime this upcoming week. There are rumors the network thought by spreading the truth of her termination to the media she’d simply take the hint and leave on her own, but honestly, any Today fan could have told you that plan was idiotic. Ann Curry is a determined professional and the epitome of class. She’s not the type of woman to give up in the middle of rough waters, and she’s not the type to let emotion get in the way of work. So, at least for the time being, the strangeness of seeing a woman about to be fired put on a smile and play nice for the cameras continues.
According to TMZ, Curry is owed almost twenty million dollars over the next two years. That’s reasonable money for her work on Today, but if she winds up being reassigned as a foreign correspondent, her salary will be way higher than an overwhelming majority of her peers. It’s possible NBC may have been waiting her out to see if she’d bail so they could get out of that fat contract, but once again, Curry doesn’t have that personality type.
If the network thinks Ann Curry is responsible for Today slipping in the ratings, I can understand why they would want to make a change, but for the life of me, I can’t understand why the executives wouldn’t want to let Curry go sooner rather than later. She's given the show fifteen years of her life and shouldn't be treated like a dead woman walking.
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