On January 17, 2018, Ann Curry appeared on CBS This Morning, where she discussed several important topics, including Matt Lauer, the MeToo movement, and the “climate of verbal harassment” she said existed at NBC’s Today Show. She also said she wasn’t surprised by the scandal and subsequent fallout that hit her former co-host, Matt Lauer.
In a gracious interview, Curry carefully selected the words she chose to discuss Matt Lauer and stated she would never want to cause someone the pain of public humiliation as she had personally experienced it.
Answering a direct question; however, Ann Curry stated she would be surprised if women who worked with Lauer were unaware there was a climate of verbal harassment.
When news that Matt Lauer had been accused of sexual harassment broke, public speculation quickly turned to Ann Curry. Many asked across various social media platforms what her response had been to the news. Ann Curry left the Today Show after being fired. She had appeared on the morning news program from 2004-2012.
Great speculation ensued following Curry’s firing and many questioned what Matt Lauer’s role had been.
You may see Ann Curry’s interview in the video player below. Response to the video has been great and it has gone viral. In addition to weighing in on the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal, she also shared her views on the future of journalism.
This is the first time Ann Curry has spoken publicly since Matt Lauer was fired from NBC.
— CBS This Morning ❄️ (@CBSThisMorning) January 17, 2018
— Angela de Joseph (@adjshow) December 2, 2017
Before Ann Curry’s firing, she had been a long time anchor and correspondent for NBC’s Dateline. She did a special for Dateline in 2012 about Hurricane Sandy. Though she has made guest appearances on several programs, it was clear that her affiliation with NBC was over.
Ann Curry is returning to PBS with a new series that she’s promoting. In fact, it was the PBS series We’ll Meet Again that brought her the CBS morning talk show.
It didn’t take long; however, for the subject of the conversation to focus on other things.
— PBS (@PBS) January 17, 2018
What did you think of Ann Curry’s firing from NBC? Were you surprised when it happened?
What were your thoughts regarding the Matt Lauer scandal? Did you think of Ann Curry when you heard NBC fired him?