NBC Execs Tell Ann Curry to Stop Painting the Network in a Negative Light
You know that interview Ann Curry did for this month's issue of Ladies' Home Journal, where she intimated that her bosses at NBC made fun of her clothes? Apparently, it didn't sit too well with them, and they recently met with Ann to ask her to please watch what she says.
"The meeting was conducted by several high ranking NBC executives, and Ann Curry. They didn't rake her over the coals for her comments, but the message was definitely clear… no more negative comments about the network," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.
Ann had told the magazine that network officials didn't like that she wouldn't dye her hair, they didn't like that she did not want to wear "ridiculously" high heels and they didn't like her choice of attire — she was once called "Toucan Sam" when she wore a colorful dress on air.
"They also wanted to address her concerns that she vented about in the interview. Ann had no intention of causing a controversy, and she reminded them that when she did the interview, she was still a co-host of the Today show. Ann was trying to convey in the interview that women's physical appearances are heavily emphasized in the professional working world, as compared to men. Ann has always been a true class act, and she had nothing to be ashamed of."
Ann was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. In the first full week after the Olympics, Good Morning America beat Today in the ratings, 4.654 million viewers to 4.399.