Displaced co-anchor of the Daytime Emmy winning morning show, The Today Show, Ann Curry gave her emotional goodbye live on the air on yesterday morning’s episode. Curry addressed the television cameras while her co-anchor Matt Lauer, and Al Roker looked on!
Curry fighting back the tears told the TV audience what it has meant to her to be in the homes of millions of morning viewers for 15 years. She said, “For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball to the finish line. But, man, I did try. After all of these years, I don’t even know if I can sleep in anymore. I’m not even sure that I can. But I know that whatever time I wake up, I’ll be missing you.”
However reports have been surfacing that behind the scenes that it was, “Icy on the set. You could cut the tension with a knife.” In particular, the dynamic between Curry and Lauer. “When the cameras stopped rolling, Ann wouldn’t even look at Matt,” says a set source. (On Thursday’s show, Curry pointedly hugged each of her colleagues except for Lauer.)
However, the day before perhaps Today Show threw Ann a bone when it had a segment with Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello who promoted the movie, Magic Mike opening today, as she was given a little bump and grind action from Joe, and then Channing and a flash mob showed their moves to the departing co-host!
Watch both videos after the jump and let us know what you thought about Curry’s exit from Today?