Ann Curry had an emotional sendoff after nearly 15 years with the “Today” show as she and staffers blubbered for nearly five minutes about her time “as a groundbreaker” on the show and all the wonderful people she worked with in that time.
In reality, many NBC affiliates are glad to see her depart from the “Today” Show.
She also praised herself for her work over the years and talked about her fellow staffers as “family.”
“This is not easy to say, but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of ‘Today,’” Curry said through tears. “This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years, but I am so grateful. Especially to all of you who watch.”
In reality, Curry is being replaced due to low ratings. However, fellow staffers acted like she had a terminal disease.
It was fake TV at is best as her TV friends heaped lavish praise on her.
NBC has even created a new job for her as “Today” anchor-at-large and national/international correspondent to ease her pain.
Curry was certainly treated much better by NBC than long-time reporter Stone Phillips, who anchored Dateline NBC from its inception in 1992 until July 2, 2007.
Phillips was simply dumped in a cost-cutting move and never replaced. He was never given an opportunity to give a tearful goodbye or offered a new position to ease his pain.