On Thursday morning, I sat and watched Ann Curry say a tearful good-bye to her viewers on Today. Clearly, the news veteran was teary eyed. Just a little over a year ago, she started her dream job as the co-host of Today. Now, she’s been forced out.
Curry’s tenure at Today spans my entire journalistic career including my time studying broadcasting in college. As such, she is truly someone I admire and aspire to be like. Her poise under pressure and her story telling ability is unparalleled.
The way Ann was treated is embarrassing, but she isn’t the one who should be embarrassed or the one taking accountability for failure. NBC should be ashamed of themselves for acting too fast making themselves look like amateurs.