NBC’s Ann Curry – ‘Today Show’ saga plays out (again) in new book

Today ShowIs there a time in which the “Today Show” scandal is finally going to go away? Just when we thought that things were starting to dissipate when it came to the NBC series and Ann Curry, a new book coming out seems to be reigniting things yet again in a pretty dramatic way. Brian Stelter’s Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV is chronicling what exactly went down when Curry was demoted from the NBC morning-show giant last year, and we now have a surprising excerpt from the story courtesy of the New York Times Magazine.

In this excerpt, the author writes that Curry was “overwhelmed by condolences” and kind words after everything that transpired between herself and NBC, and she reportedly told co-workers afterwards that “it feels like [she] died” and is “attending [her] own wake.”

Surprising words, or completely understandable? The answer, we figure, lies somewhere in the middle. It had to be pretty close to devastating to lose a high-profile job like this in such dramatic fashion, Curry is still getting an opportunity to do various segments for the network, but this is hardly the same duties that she was once performing.

The truth of the matter is that since the change-up, “The Today Show” has become 2nd place consistently to “Good Morning America” in the ratings, and it doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. Matt Lauer has more or less become a pariah over his alleged role in the whole ordeal, and there have even been rumors about replacing him at some point.

If you want to check out some more of the latest “Today Show”-oriented drama, be sure to check out the story over at the link here.

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