It was far from a comfortable departure for Ann Curry, as she spent her last five minutes at the “Today” show wishing viewers well and thanking all involved. Many picked up on the tension between Curry and co-host Matt Lauer, and a new report says he’s 100 percent responsible for her leaving.
Us Weekly reports that Lauer was solely responsible for Curry’s departure, and that the two had not been very warm and receptive to each other. A source told the magazine that Curry didn’t say a word to Lauer during her final week.
This claim won’t come as a surprise to many, as plenty noticed the apparent rift beforehand. Still, the situation has disgruntled viewers who might not be giving Lauer their viewership anymore.
The “Today” show was already facing a downward spiral, and it seems none of this is going to help matters.