Ann Curry Clashed with Today Show Producers Over Style, Hair Color

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She may still be employed by NBC, but Ann Curry is no longer the co-host of The Today Show - and the fired anchor is speaking out about the possible reasons why she lost her job.

While many believe Matt Lauer is solely to blame for Curry's ousting, the reporter tells Ladies Home Journal that she and producers clashed over a number of items through the years.

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"One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam. But I chose it because I thought, This will perk up America," Curry told the publication, explaining how her style selections often led to disagreements.

"I'm encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, 'I love your shoes!' So if it makes women happy, I'll wear them. But I'm still going to be me... I've tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn't gone well with my bosses."

Another topic that hasn't gone over well? Curry's insistence on NOT dyeing her hair.

"I don't want to change the fundamental parts of me because it means changing who I am," she said of her reasoning.

That's admirable from a personal point of view, but apparently it cost her professionally.

Meanwhile, Curry actually sat alongside Lauer for a London Olympic segment this week. She appeared noticeably icy toward him when live and "when the cameras stopped rolling, Ann wouldn't even look at Matt," a source tells Us Weekly.

Not sure if we can blame her.


I am just devastated that Ann Curry will no longer be on the today show! I wont ever watch it again. I hope Matt Layer is happy with his MAC DADDY wanna be. He looks like an old man! I also hope that the rating fall so low that it forces the show off the air. Savanah. Guthrie is cute but she won't ever be an Ann Curry. I wish Ann the best because GOD has something bigger & betterda for her to do!


Bryan Williams and Ann Curry would be a good combination but I know that will never happen. Matt Lauer's success has gone to his head. I switched to Good Morning America. Those anchors seem to get along. Savannah Guthrie is just a pretty face. Jimmy


No more TODAY SHOW for me after 12 years, Ann Curry made me watch the show with her gone its not the same, Matt Lauer looks like a lost OLD man. I am watching GMA these days and I am enjoy the team.
Get rid of Matt Lauer and producer of the Today Show Jim Bell


I miss Ann Curry and I no longer watch the Today Show. I have become a fan of Good Morning America and love the show.


I am so upset as well. Because i have been watching The Today Show for a very, very long time. And i will never forget that day that Ann announced that she was leaving the show, how she cried. It hurt me! Seriously! She had only been co-anchore for about 8 months after Meredith Viera left. And for them to put her on the spot like that and then say they all love her and will miss her was so wrong. This lady just lost her job, where's the compassion. But to put the icing on the cake. They asked her would she com visit them in London at the Olympics! OMG! I would have said what for!!!


Omg..No more Ann Curry? She is what made the Today show..Ive been watching this since I was a lil girl..and continued to watch it looking for Ann..Sorry to say NBC you hve Fkd up..watching GMA now..Goodbye.


I LOVE Ann Curry and think she is the most intelligent and refreshing of the group, and she is not a knee-jerk liberal like Matt Lauer, who doesn't seem to be able to think. He just wants someone to flirt with so he needs a younger woman. Ageism if I have ever seen it.


What's more important..a great anchor w/marvelous intellect, professionalism, maturity, loyalty who delivers the news in top notched manner OR one who only cares for fashion, giggly etc? Today Producers & Lauer are jerks for judging Ann on her attire & gray hair! Stupidity to the max! They cannot & don't dare pick on Ann's journalistic talents & work; so they use her fashion & hair to dismiss her???? Absurd! Are they asking Lauer to dye his hair and better yet, to wear a toupe to cover his balding head? Lauer has aged 20+ years since Ann left, & rightly so; all due to his guilt!! You reap what you sow! We're w/Team Ann - all the way!


I turn it every time it comes on now!!!


Haven't watched the Today show since Ann Curry's announcement. Now watching GMA with Amy Robach. She made the right choice to leave. Matt Lauer leaves a lot to be desired.


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