A new book reveals that Ann Curry told friends her final months at the Today show were "professional torture."
There was "a general sense of meanness" on the set of the morning show, New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter writes in his book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which is excerpted in New York Times Magazine.
Don't blame Matt Lauer if you miss Ann Curry on NBC's Today. The morning show's executive producer Jim Bell said Wednesday it was his decision to eject Curry from the co-anchor chair back in June.
Lauer has rarely been the subject of unfavorable press since he became a star co-anchor on Today in 1997. But Today's ratings have dropped further behind ABC's Good Morning America since Curry was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. read more
The Today show's 16-year winning streak is over.
ABC's Good Morning America toppled its NBC rival for the week ending April 13 by 13,000 viewers, according to preliminary numbers. GMA averaged 5,147,000 viewers; Today, 5,134,000. Final numbers are due Thursday.
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