It was reported by the New York Times earlier this week that NBC's Today co-host Ann Curry, whose tenure at the morning program has been riddled with awwwkward, is on the outs. "Several weeks ago, network officials and Ms. Curry began to discuss a different job for her," the story said.
Curry has only been co-host for about a year. For several years before that, she was a newsreader. And it looks like she doesn't want to leave. But she questioned her role at the network after ABC's Good Morning America beat Today's 16-year dominance in ratings back in April.
From an interview in the August issue (not yet on newsstands) of Ladies' Home Journal:
The Today show vs Good Morning America ratings war: "It's hard not to take it personally. You worry, Am I not good enough? Am I not what people need? Am I asking the right questions? When people say negative things or speculate, you can't help but feel hurt. I know NBC pays my salary but I have never doubted who I work for. I think about the people who watch. They're the ones who matter to me. I want to feel I haven't dropped the ball when it comes to them."
Where she sees herself in five, 10 years from now: "I've been at Today for 15 years and I'd love to make it to 20...
This isn't uncomfortable at all.