Ann Curry, do you like her because the President of NBC sure is not smitten with her?
Ann evidently didn’t curry any favor with the president of NBC News — who bashed her performance on the “Today” show, saying she was weak on cooking segments and celebrity interviews.
“We gave her a year to prove herself, and ultimately we came to the conclusion that she had played at the highest level she could,” Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter. “When you’re in the major leagues of our profession, you’ve got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there.”
Capus said Curry’s failures on the light segments that make up the bulk of the show sealed her fate. In his blunt assessment, he went on to say that the television veteran’s heart just wasn’t in it.
“I think it was not where her real passion was,” Capus said in the interview published late Friday. “In her heart of hearts, I think she would admit that. I think her real passion is built around reporting on international stories. It’s tough to convey a sincere interest in something if you don’t possess it.”
It was just another day of salt in the wounds for Curry, who soldiered through a tearful on-air goodbye last week that many described as a public execution of the former co-host.
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