Ann will finally break her silence regarding her heavily reported departure from the ‘Today’ show – with an expected announcement on the Thursday June 28 episode of the morning news program! Find out all the details of Ann’s impending statement!
For weeks, reports have suggested that 55-year-old Today show co-host Ann Curry would be replaced as Matt Lauer’s partner for the morning news program! Finally, Ann will make an official announcement on the June 28 episode of Today!
In an interview with USA Today on Wednesday, Ann admitted that the leaks of her departure hurt her the most!
“I don’t know who has been behind the leaks, but no question they’ve hurt deeply,” Curry said. Ann said she would make the announcement herself: “I’m going to have to tell our viewers. That’s what makes me more emotional than anything. I don’t want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them.”
While the Today show has fallen behind Good Morning America for the first time in 16 years, Ann does not feel her 1-year stint as co-host — following Meredith Vieira’s departure — was a long enough time frame to give her a chance to work out typical “kinks” in morning TV!
“You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years,” she says. “That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host’s first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone.”
Ann’s announcement will air on the June 28 episode of the Today show.
UPDATE 9:00am EST: Ann has made her announcement – watch below:
— Chris Rogers
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