Al Roker Takes Jab at Matt Lauer for Ann Curry Firing

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Matt Lauer, you've been served. By your very own co-worker.

During a segment on The Today Show this morning, Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie were interviewing a few Olympic rowers when the topic turned to the latter's post-race traditions, which include tossing teammates into the water. Joked the host:

"The tradition here in New York is you throw her in the Hudson River."

Roker then jumped in with: "Which is different than OUR tradition ... which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that’s another story."

The anchors laughed, but everyone must have been aware of Roker's reference: Lauer is considered the main reason why Ann Curry was unceremoniously fired from her Today Show post earlier this summer.

Oh, to have been a fly on the set wall when the show went to commercial.


Lauer was surely aware that he is the dead weight in the group. Ms. Curry carried the lump...too bad that the execs allowed him to negotiate a new contract.


Way to go Al! I loved Ann, and have to admit I haven't watched TODAY since she left. Even had the chance to be in the audience outside of the studio in NY, but didnt go, because it's not just the same without her. Sorry guys, you made a BIG mistake.


Lauer has never done anything positive with his fame, he's not even a good anchor, arrogance that's his only claim to fame, you go Al!

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