Ann Curry couldn't help by cry when she made her final appearance as co-host of The Today Show.
But in light of that program's steady decline in the ratings, sources now say the only tears this reporter is shedding are those of joy.
"Ann feels completely vindicated by The Today Show's poor ratings since she left," an insider tells Radar Online. "She feels she was fired completely unfairly and wasn't given a fair shot at the gig."
Indeed, Savannah Guthrie has taken over for Curry, but Today continues to lose out to rival Good Morning America.
"Ann feels she was made a scapegoat by the network and that it's the whole show that needed an overhaul, not her replacing," added this source, saying Curry is especially peeved at Matt Lauer, who many say was responsible for giving his coworker the boot.
"There's definitely no love lost for Lauer, who she feels threw her under the bus completely."