Ann Curry: Getting the 'Today Show' Shaft

Ever get the feeling that the other folks on the Today Show aren’t all that fond of Ann Curry? For instance, I was watching Today this week, when they were all into their "At the Ends of the Earth" stunt. On Monday, Matt Lauer was in the arctic circle, Al Roker was at the equator, Meredith Viera’s in the NYC studio (wimp), and Ann Curry was in Antarctica. Bully for them. Neat little programming trick.

By yesterday, everyone’s back in the studio…except Ann. Who’s been trying, and failing, to make it to the South Pole. And today, after, like, 48 attempts, she finally got there. But I got this weird vibe that they were all kinda glad to see her try, for as long as she needed to. "Don’t give up, Ann. Grrrl power! (But take your time.)"

Greetings from the South Pole!
Greetings from the South Pole!

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  • slammy

    This could all have something to do with the fact that Ann Curry is the most heinous phony on television.

  • Dan Daoust

    I think you’re projecting a little bit there, Marc. We all wish the other folks on the show would be a little less fond of Ann, in the hope that that will be the straw that breaks the back of the producer that lets this no-talent twit stay on t.v. But I’ve never honestly been able to discern any hostility toward Ann — and I’ve looked for it.

  • bob

    I laughed my ass off. Matt couldn’t be bothered. He makes MILLIONS more per year than the rest of them.

  • Babs

    Hahaha! Did you also notice that she was heading to Antarctica at the beginning of last week already, while Matt and Al didn’t leave until the end of the week for their destinations? Funny, funny, funny…

  • Nick

    I like Ann

  • mel

    how can you hate on ann curry? who are you comparing her to? there are much worse lady journalists on tv…campbell brown is insufferable. kiran chetry is starting to bother me too. they both literally talk out of the SIDES of their mouths!

  • juan

    I was watching the Today Show today and was shocked that Ann was still in down South. They really give her the thankless assignments.

  • Todd

    Ann Curry is the praying mantis.

  • snarky

    Fri AM – Anne is STILL in Antartica. What’s up with the Curry haters??? HAs anyone seen her clip on “The Soup” – v.v. funny.

  • Nicole

    I was totally thinking the same thing. She has been down there for over a week and she has said many times that she hates the cold.
    Poor Ann!

  • jane

    It reminds me of that scene in Broadcast News when Holly Hunter’s character votes to send her rival Jennifer to cover a story in Alaska. They then shoot to Jennifer, all freezing and bundled up in the cold. I think Ann and that character have the same fur-lined hood on! :)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why you all hate her. My brother is working in Antarctica right now. He was bartending the other night, and Ann Curry came in. He said she was really nice. She got stuck in the bar with a Condition 1 warning outside (which means no one is allowed outside the buildings), and she spent $400 to buy everyone in the bar drinks. She’s stuck there because of the weather. They have to catch a C-130 military plane out, but it’s weather dependent. I think she got the cool assignment. How mean was it to send Sweaty Ol’ Al to the Equator? I thought he was going to pass out a few times.

  • B

    I heart Ann! …and yes, Tracy Jordan, she’s crazier than you! Maybe, that’s why they sent her to the South Pole…

  • Stephen

    Ann has had some Samantha Harris-like flubs, but I still like her. My big issue with the Today Show is its pointless 4th hour. Why not re-air a struggling show from prime time there so more ppl can discover it?

  • Z.Jordan

    Poor Annie Curry… I need her back behind the news desk – no one else can turn on a dime from laughing at the hijinks of Matt and Al to telling me about brush fires in Istanbul, not Constantinople. I wonder if this all Natalie Morales’s doing? She seems to enjoy sitting at the desk and getting those prerecorded “Thanks alot, Natalie” messages from Brian Williams a little too much. Is she the Eve Harrington to Ann’s Margo Channing?

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