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.
“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.”
“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.