Thursday, July 28, 2005

HATE is such a strong word...

But it's true. Let us qualify the statement, if you will...

We HATE Ann Curry while she is on the Today Show. (That just makes for way too long a blog title... and besides we're trying to be sensational)

We do not hate Ann Curry On The Street or Ann Curry At Home. In fact, we'd guess that she's probably a very nice person. We wish her no ill will. Well... other than wishing each and every weekday morning that she is on the air that she be FIRED!

This is about Ann Curry the professional. She is AWFUL. She stutters and stumbles. Her interviews are miserable. She goes long and forces her pieces into the next segment. She lacks the charisma of Katie, Matt and Al.

No, we're not saying we could do better. But we do have some ideas for who could: Cambell Brown, Natalie Morales.

This blog is a head's up to the Today Show producers -- get rid of Ann Curry. She is not a part of OUR Today Show family.

111 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot her other maddening interview tactics:

she gushes - embrassingly so
she talks over her guests
she INTERRUPTS!!!!

I switched to Good Morning America because I finally realized screaming at that woman on the TV before work was just ruining my day.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ted Brockman said...

Thank you so much for saying in public what I've been saying at home for years. She is beyond awful. I've long speculated that someone has told her that she is being paid based on the number of times she says the word morning. ("Good morning, Matt, good morning Katie, good morning, everyone. In the news this morning..." and coming out of a report:"Norah O'Donnell, reporting this morning from Washington.")

Last spring, when she landed in someone's backyyard in an effort to deliver a surprise, I could only think about whether I'd use a baseball bat or a golf club to beat her if I looked out and saw her in my backyard.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta admit, the ihateanncurry.com is a great domain address. I'm glad to see the objections are full of objectivity - hate ann curry only on the today show! Must say, I do like the key observations of the goofy screwups by the rest of the scooby gang, though. Cheers and keep it up!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question for the author of this blog- why did you pick the moniker "Campbell Morales?"

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Hamiltonian said...

Can I just say THANK GOD you have started this site? To borrow the words of oma news crew, "Thank you so much for saying in public what I've been saying at home for years." I have been bitching about AC to friends and family FOREVER and I am so relieved to finally discover others who agree with me! Do you recall the time she "spilled the beans" about an upcoming segment Al was doing on the biggest movie stars of all time?? You could tell Al was pissed. I was hoping that would be her last show, but, alas, she has had the opporunity to make several mistakes since then!!!

I think Alexis Glick is AWESOME and I would love to see her replace AC!

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think that Katie Couric, who acts like a fucking 20-year old sorority girl, and wears extremely short skirts has charisma?

The fact that you seem to have no problem with Katie Couric's journalism style yet think Ann Curry is unprofessional, shows to me how fucked up you really are.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that language really necessary? And who are you to say someone is "messed up" just because they prefer one personality over another.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time she comes on I switch the channel and then pray that when I switch back she'll be gone. Has anyone documented her most glaring errors?

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite Ann Curry interview, and probably the one that actually made me stop to think what an awful newscaster/interviewer she is, was a few years ago. Ann was interviewing a young girl, approxiamtely 12-13 years old, who was a quadraplegic. Ann started the interview by asking the young girl, " So what are you going to do today?" Need I say more... I immediatley dialed my friend (also an Ann Curry despisee)to say that never had there been a more thoughtless (meaning no thought involved or unnecessary use of brain waves) person on the air!! This website is long overdue and I greatly appreciate that there are others out there who have taken note!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I love the internet. This morning, as I cursed Ann Curry for the millionth time I thought--someone must hate her like I do. I hit Google, and here you all are. So gratifying. Ann is a trainwreck. Every embarassing interview, every stuttering newscast, every awkward moment of banter makes me wince and roll my eyes and grab for the remote as I say over and over- "Shut up, shut up, shut up." It's so painful. Will she ever stop stepping on everyone, or saying stupid things that leave her guests all but speechless? What in the name of all that is holy are you doing randomly telling the fashion editor or whatever of Marie Claire that she is "SO CUTE!" Please keep Ann at the desk. She must not be let loose.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to change the channel every time Ann Curry does an interview -- they're so painful. Her questions are confusing and bizarre and totally out of touch with the interviewees. She interviewed a family whose dog was shot by a cop in a traffic stop and she sums up by saying "What are you going to take away from this experience?" I almost wished they said "a DEAD DOG you friggin moron!"

BTW I couldn't stand Katie Couric's interviews - basically she was interviewing herself by providing the answers then saying "right?" or "don't you agree?" I'm glad she's gone, Meredith Veira (sp?) is much more relaxed and has better rapport with everyone.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed so hard when I read this!! She is awful! Do the producers not know how horrendous she is? She asks compound questions, puts words in her interviewees mouths, and then usually ends with a closed question so they are stuck with "yes" or "no". She looks completely unprofessional. I think we ought to start a tally to see how many newscasts in a row (and remember she is READING the news) she can get through in a row without fumfering (the industry term for "messing up")

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was i surprised when i googled "i hate anne curry" and found your site? NOT AT ALL! Thank you for your blog! I love the Today Show but am so annoyed by anne curry! she's needy and irritating. i could swear she's on some kind of medication as her outbursts and movements are unpredictable and manic. Here's another vote to FIRE anne curry from the Today Show!

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I hear AC say "goodmorning" one more time I WILL vomit! I am also sick of her 1-900 voice. Is she gone interview these people or sleep with them?

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still hate Ann Curry!!!!!

9:58 AM  
Blogger mdowns said...

How about how hideous her questioning is? She just asks one long, ridiculous question, crammed full of all the points SHE believes should be made and then puts it in the form of a sentence so that the guest has to say Yes.

OR how she says "this morning" over and over and OVER again?

I find her incompetent and irritating.

WHY is she on the show????

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get rid of her! I can't stand to watch or listen to her. She interupts people and is so touch feely. She is always trying to get herself into the camera. I have switched to Channel 2 when she is on. When she is off, I will watch the Today Show. Can't stand her!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is she still on the Today Show?

I am just today watching a DVT where David Bloom's widow Melanie was on and I just could not stand it. I went online to see if I was the only one who thinks this way and I am so HAPPY to know that I am not.

She really needs to go!

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Shannon Button said...

I have so many worst-favorite Ann Curry moments (we all remember the interview with the Croc Hunter's daughter, right?) But recently she interviewed a woman from a parenting magazine that had done an article on babies birth signs or astrology. Ann ambushed this poor woman like she was interrogating some prisoner for Dateline! It was just awful. I really cannot understand why the network seems to love her so much that they've given her even MORE airtime. Grrrrr!!!!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I think it is funny that, you don't think you could do any better, but you could Go after Ann Curry. I think she is amazing just for throwing herslef out there and do what she does. I think anyone that hates Ann for do the best she can, needs a life. Just remember hate is a useless emotion for a useless person.

Hannah Joy

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I think that if you have a contract with NBC then it is better than Civil Service. Jo Whitty ( Woody) used to be on air weather a dozen years ago he was sort of bumbling and not that interesting. He has not been seen for years but heard every day as voice over. So unless Ann decides to leave she is there forever. I actually would slap her just for good measure if I came face to face.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this site. Every morning, I pause or fast-forward when she's on the screen.

What a fucking dope!!!

Why can't NBC see it?

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! Ann is just plain stupid. Why NBC ever hired her is beyond me. She has poor interviewing and speaking skills and she just comes off as totally brainless. I was not a fan of Katie, but Meredith is even worse. She depresses me with her dullness. I almost laughed when I saw Meredith interviewing Hillary Clinton recently. Meredith was trying to spar with her and I thought, OH, PLEASE! You're way out of your league, sister! I am not a fan of Hillary, but I don't think that Meredith comes anywhere near Hil's intelligence level. I would watch another show if there was a decent one on at 7am.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay. Ann Curry is a joke. The only reason she has a job is because she is a pseudo-minority. She bumbles, stumbles, is over-emotional with guests and has the worst interviewing skills of ANYONE on TV! It amazes me time after time, she makes obvious statements to those she interviews and then gushes with an enormous amount of emotion. Does she really think the public buys her sentiment? Come on, Ann. The poor people you are interviewing just sat down on your couch and you just met them 2 minutes before! Seriously, Abigail Breslin should take her place on the Today Show! At least Abigail is well-spoken, sincere and can complete a sentence. WAKE UP PRODUCERS AND FIRE ANN CURRY'S ASS! Everytime she's on, I either change the channel or mute the idiot. Geez!

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to leave the interviewing to Matt Lauer! Now that guy can handle any situation or topic in an interview with incredible clarity and sincerity. PLEASE FIRE ANN CURRY! And I don't miss that smart ass Katie Couric either. She always acted like she knew it all. I just hope Meredith relaxes and learns to act more like she did on The View........I digress. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY AND FIRE ANN CURRY SO I DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL EVERYTIME THAT MINDLESS IDIOT SPEAKS!

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I couldn't take it anymore! I just e-mailed the Today Show! Everyone should do this. There is stregnth in numbers! The address is:

today@nbc.com

Go for it! Let's help get rid of Ann Curry!

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For years I have listened to the Today Show each morning as I get ready for work, and Ann Curry seems to be getting worse and worse every day. She is incapable of doing the news without stuttering, and she talks SO fast--it just seems like she's telling herself to just "get through it". This is not the delivery of a competent news person. I'd take her at that news desk any day though if it would mean she would NEVER be in the anchor's chair. Hearing her try to ad lib and banter with Matt and Al is the most painfully awkward thing to watch. When she's trying to be funny, she says the stupidest, goofiest things that make absolutely NO sense, and sometimes you can just see the incredulous looks on Matt & Al's faces. How is it possible that this women still has a job on live tv?! Her interviewing skills are horrible- the demeanor she takes, not to mention the ridiculous, stammering questions she manages to spit out make her interviews so embarassing and uncomfortable to watch at home, I can't even imagine being the person she's interviewing. If NBC really wants to keep her on staff, they should put her exclusively on Dateline. She does fine on that show because it is pre-taped and edited, which would allow them to do numerous takes and to edit out her stuttering and nonsense. I can't take another morning of her on the Today show. If she's in the anchor's chair filling in for someone again, I'm turning the channel to Good Morning America instead.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow an anonymous person above said exactly how i feel... her annoying voice. she really does sound like she should be on the other end of a1 900 number. i thought i was the only one who thought that.

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ THIS AND WEEP-FOOLS!!!!!!

Curry began her broadcasting career as an intern in 1978 at KTVL, in Medford, Oregon, near her hometown, rising to become that station's first female news reporter.

Curry has earned two Emmys, four Golden Mikes, several Associated Press Certificates of Excellence, two Gracies, and an award for Excellence in Reporting from the NAACP. She has been awarded by Americares, the Anti-Defamation League as a Woman of Achievement, and the Asian American Journalists Association, receiving its National Journalism Award in 2003. She has also won numerous awards for her charity work, primarily for breast cancer research.

You might wanna re-think the kind of haterade you people are drinking. Find another drink of choice and take a big gulp!

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know how she has won all of these awards because her interviewing style is utterly atrocious! She stammers continuously, gushes embarrassingly when interviewing anyone famous, puts on her fake, low-pitched, "concerned voice" when doing a serious interview, and asks terrible questions that no one can understand and that are totally out of touch with the people she's interviewing. I cannot believe she has not been fired. Honestly, what are the producers thinking? If they need a "minority," how about Lisa Ling? At least Lisa's interviews make sense.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa who? what? when? where? Lisa Ling is only in touch with the people who are out of this country. It seems she only cares about third world country news. If we watch closely Ann keeps the the tone, tempo,body language, and proper mindset while interviewing. That's how you conduct an interview. News reporting is a lot like gossip you do this daily. She has emotional intelligence unlike our friend Lisa Ling who always seems to lack understanding according her eyes, which always seem to say What?

If I were you I'd find another blog project this one is kinda weak darling.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Anne Curry too and I feel soo much better I am not alone. This morning she sided with China when they dcided to NOT use the UGLY girl's face for the singing of the national anthem for China in the opening ceremony on 8-8-0. How DUMB is Anne Curry? She is SOOO STUPID I HATE HER!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who really cares about Ann Curry, Meredeth or Katie? The Today Show is a joke. Meredith is a whimpy liberal and Matt has lost his charm. I have lost all respect for them and have moved on to other shows. NBC sucks.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While someone is in the middle of saying something she cuts in with some of the dumbest comments you've ever heard, she's very unprofessional. I also don't know if anyone else notices that she seems so fake. NBC needs to get rid of her, she's ruining the Today show.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Pam Milliken said...

I wish NBC would fire Ann Curry. Her interview with Brad Pitt was so embarassing and so awful. If we all see how bad she is, why can't NBC. It is painful watching her.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Curry is hot. Get over it.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Curry is THE most disgusting piece of sniveling incompetence on tv today. Why does NBC continue to put this moron out there ? Now she's going to interview taht other octuplet mom pyscho ! . Someone call the cops ....TWO feckin nutbags for the price of one

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all need to synchronize a mass emailing to NBC demanding for her to tender her resignation! I'm sure they get plenty, though, and she's been on the show since '97 so she's a lifer. The whole show blows. Lauer is a complete pussy, Rokker's a joker and Merideth should be on some small town public service channel.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how the worst people get the farthest? Just enjoy the ride, folks, we're going down.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Muzzy said...

Poor Mr. Pitt tried valiently to stop the train wreck, to no avail. She interrupted each try. He was obviously uncomfortable from nearly the beginning and became increasingly so. I had to turn it off before the end, as I couldn't stand watching her fawn over him and interrupt any longer.
Om which NBC bigwigs does she have something significant? This must be the answer to her continued employment. No wonder NBC's viewership is so low - Ann can be seen both morning AND evening and must be avoided at all costs...

12:36 PM  
Anonymous xandra said...

She is awful... I was relieved when Al said as she started some sniveling crap..."Here come the violins"...
She really doesn't care about the guests or their answers, but LOVES to hear her own,saccarine sweet voice. UGH.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all craaaaazy!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE her and she is a woman that I truely admire!

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. She is a horrible interviewer. Did you see her interview Hillary Clinton today? She had the nerve to say "what do you say to those who feel you've been marganinalized"? and "I can't help but wonder, after the long campaign wouldn't you want to be the one making the decisions". With that stupid look on her face. I can't stand her.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I strongly dislike Ann Curry as an interviewer. Today she interviewed the parents of the teenage girl that was killed and congratulated them on such a wonderful daughter. What was she thinking like ha ha you no longer have your perfect angel. She is the worst interviewer, she is fake.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate AC too! She is so stupid and she cannot hold my attention. When she reads the news it's not so bad, just don't let her do anything that requires a thought process! She is pretty and she seems very nice but she is terrible at her job! When she is on TV I change the channel. NBC, give her a severence package and hire someone who is talented with a brain! It is so obvious that even her co-workers hate her!

3:34 PM  
Blogger steveskinner99 said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
SHE IS IN WAY, WAY OVER HER HEAD. DON'T ANY OF THE TODAY SHOW PRODUCERS HAVE AN OUNCE OF PITY? PUT HER OUT OF HER MISERY. GET HER OFF THE AIR.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't watch the Today Show much. Today,while flipping channels, I stopped to listen to an interview Ann Curry did with a professional weather man regarding hurricane Earl. Unfortunately, her side of the interview was anything but professional. She was so negative and condescending. When the weather man didn't give her the answer that she wanted at the end of the interview. She added it herself, as if SHE KNOWS. She's so full of herself! She's obnoxious, smug and painfully difficult to watch. Sorry Ann, but I won't watch a smug TV host named after a dinner menu item. :0)

12:41 PM  
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10:09 PM  
Blogger dmsf70 said...

Thank you for creating this blog. I too am through watching the Today Show because of Ann Curry. Her pandering, soft-ball interviews are as painful as nails on a chalk board. I can't believe people like her. She is NO journalist. She is a talentless, bland, narcissistic tv personality. She puts herself in the center of every interview she does, with her high school drama class theatrics. We don't care about you Ann. We don't care what you think, or what you feel about the news. Just read the tele-prompter and move on. Nothing more. Fire her, NBC!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is so awful. Worst interviewer EVER. Even worse than that...how she whores herself out for a million voice-overs with her flat, annoying voice. She sucks in every way.

12:26 AM  
Blogger craig b said...

ANN CURRY SUCKS SO BAD SHE NEEDS TO GO SWIMMING IN THE TSUNAMI SHES BLUBBERING ABOUT DUMB ASS

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Curry's interview with family of little girl who saved her sister's life and got hurt so badly doing so (3/23/11) put the icing on the cake. I am compelled to ask NBC why they keep her on the air. "Dead" air is a no no on TV and she created that along with an awkward situation for the family and also said "What were you going to say before I interrupted you?" If that isn't a sign for management that there is a problem, then the NBC mgmt should be fired.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel Ann was okay in her spot, not as anchor. I agree with most of the other comments. Please reconsider. I feel today will go down. No one will ever replace Katie, Meridith or Matt. However, the other reporters would be better than Ann She is not professional like the rest. Gives the impression, it is all about me and I'm jealouse of the young ones!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone at NBC needs to wake up and take responsibility. Get rid of her. Send her back to Sesame Street or whatever holly-hobby place she came from.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone should tell her how to dress its so tacky she does not have a clue how to dress

7:58 AM  
Blogger brendbythesea said...

ann cuury is dumb beyond words....rachael maddow just made her look like a moron. she is am embarrassment to nbc,,yikes!!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, why is this woman still on tv? So lacking in talent and charisma my 2 year old chihuahua could do better interviews. She made me hate the today show. Please,please drop her NBC. She really needs to go.

3:37 AM  
Blogger deirdre said...

I don't see how they are going to get out of the mess that is Ann Curry the Uber Sincere Co-Host. How about the oh so carefree laugh? Poor lauer. Disaster.

deirdre

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7-25-2011
Today she was interviewing a girl who survived being at the Norway camp shooting. The girl said she and ten others had been in a corner of a room when the shooter opened fire on them. Ann followed up with "So how many people were in the room. You were in a room"? The girl paused and stumbled and Ann started again over top of her and it was an awful interview. Then she interviewed a mom who had a 4 year old boy killed by a hit and run driver as they crossed a busy highway. At the end Ann leaned far too much to pat her leg far too long and whispered her closing comments at an almost inaudible level for seriousness and sincerity. Actually creepy. Poor.
She was good on the news desk. She does not have the grace or humor or brilliance to do an interview well. Boy, Meredith was good.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today she interviewed two parents and a little girl. The girl had been attacked by a shark and had almost lost her leg it was so badly mangled. This has got to be one of the most exploitive things I've seen on tv and I was compelled to call NBC this morning to express my outrage. This poor little girl had to have stitches and was frightened out of her mind by this shark attack and here she was on tv with her moronic, giggling parents while Ann asks them her usual inane, stupid questions. The girl was rubbing her eyes,looked very unhappy and she could not sit still the entire time because she obviously did not want to be on tv RELIVING THE SHARK ATTACK ALL OVER AGAIN! At one point she even looked up at her father as if to say WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE? What was the purpose of this interview? So the parents could have their 15 minutes at their daughter's expense? NBC and Ann Curry, shame on you for exploiting this little girl's pain.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the stupidest closing question of the shark interview...."why did you forgive the shark?" Seriously??? How much do they pay her for that type of deep inquisition? GMA here I come!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

She misprounced NY Yankee greats' name, Robinson Cano!!! Who does that?
And as she's interviewing the women whom was being charged for jaywalking (7/25/11) she has to look at her notes in order to remember her name before she says good-bye. Give me a break!

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God, she finally got the job she studied for and deserves! Now if I could just get my break!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stolen from another website, "She asks a question that is, in fact, a statement, filled with some kind of breathy faux-gravitas that we're supposed to interpret as sincerity"

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand it anymore. She has to go....or I go.....Savannah Guthrie filled in for her this week. She was great...a breath of fresh air......

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann stumbles, rambles, interrupts, has no interviewing skills, no chemistry with Matt and her over-waxed eyebrows are horrifying!

WE WANT SAVANNAH!

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've written into the show since she has taken Meredith's spot. She can barely interact with Matt or Al. It's like she never gets the joke. She is not quick on her feet. She stutters, talks too fast, etc. Right now I'm watching and interview she is doing and if she says "hmmmm", "hmmmm", one more time, I might throttle the remote!!!!! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! She ACTUALLY thinks she's good! Ann Curry has no clue what a joke she is... c'mon NBC... dump that crappy loser... this is professional journalism people. Every reporter and anchor at NBC and MSNBC is WAY better the Ann 'Hurry-Up-And-Ramble' Curry. Wake up and smell the revolt!

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't under stand why NBC keeps her! She sound like she is trying to have a sexual or synpathetic voice all the time. Her interviews suck! She asked somebody 'how did you feel when you heard your sister had died'? Omg how do you think she felt Ann??! She is horrible. The Today show used to be my favorite but not anymore! She should be fired! She is also not Matt and Als favorit either! I see them rolling their eyes at her all the time! She interrupts and that is so rude!!! I'm so glad there was a blog like this so I could VENT ABOUT HER!!!!!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This morning at the end of an interview with Harry Belafonte, she said "Thank you for your life"!!

I'm only posting this anonymously because I'm interviewed occasionally, and don't want to shoot myself in the foot with the Today Show. But if Ann was the one to interview me at some point, I wouldn't be able to stop laughing at her inane questions.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have switched channels. She is so annoying and over earnest. She loves being in the spotlight...just comes across fake.
BRING BACK MEREDITH - she had humility and humor and was REAL

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to come accross this site as I have quit watching the show because of her. Loved katie and merideth and agree natalie morales wood be great to watch. I got tired of the way ann flirts with matt and agree she talks over everyone. Cant understand why they gave her that position. I have even commited on there site but guess they dont care about there ratings any longer. Ive had alot of conversations about her with others and its always the same. Dont know of anyone who watches that show now.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Laura S said...

I feel relieved to find "some" other like-minded people regarding a show that has been part of my morning routine for over fifteen years. Ann is driving me crazy!! I have been to the show and out on the plaza she interacts well with the viewers. I imagine she is a very nice girlfriend, wife, mother etc.. As a news anchor.....she is SO OVER HER HEAD! I cannot believe the execs at NBC do not see the awkward, stilted, no-chemistry experience that those of us who are Today show loyalists have to endure every morning. She would be a great location or special story reporter. There simply is no talent for what she is doing. The talking over guests, interrupting and awkward laughing are making me nuts. PLEASE NBC, if anyone reads this, do us all a favor and change it up! Today 10/21, Matt made reference to Mitt Romney talking over people and his parents raised him to believe it was rude to talk over and interrupt people. Hint, Hint--the viewers got the double meaning there. NBC brass, do you?

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why she needs to insert her personal life into her interviews. I watched an interview re the women's soccer team and she said, "my husband and son even watched". How condescending and inappropriate. She seems to think her life is news. Unprofessional. Our family mutes her interviews. We miss Meredith!!!!

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today 11/9/2011 during where in the world is Matt Lauer, Ann made the comment in “real life” as to say that Matt was somehow in a virtual world because he was on the TV monitor. Ann makes stupid remarks all the time and talks down to guess.
Please could we have Amy Robach take over for Ann?

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand her interviews. She would be too dramatic for a soap opera!! I'm embarrassed for her, it's like fingernails on a chalkboard. I want the Today Show on while I get ready for work, but I end up being in a bad mood because of her and I can't take it anymore, so sad.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire Ann Curry Please... The lady needs to be back at the news desk!

7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew that I wasn't alone on this one! This woman is so hard to watch in the morning. The producers of the show have to realize how annoying and unpleasant to watch she is. She is AWFUL!!!! Please fire her!!!!

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not anns fault, she is just not very good, the person that placed her in that job is the one that should be fired!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PUH-leeeeeeze get this moron off TV!Just watched her interview a couple of grieving parents whose son committed suicide (Tyler Clementi) The questions posed to this poor couple are reprehensible... Getting her off the air will raise the collective IQ of the country! I can't stand it... am done with TODAY until they can her.

9:34 AM  
Blogger maggie said...

Many of my specific concerns about Ann Curry have already been voiced. I have e-mailed the Today Show a few times about her. I just read in the NYT last week that Matt's contract is up for renewal next year. It would be a terrible thing if Matt chose to leave because he cannot get along with Ann. They clearly have no chemistry. Meridith and Matt together were warm, funny and fantastic. I wish she would return. If Ann remains I may give up the show completely.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the leaning forward pointing the fingure, fake hugs, etc.. she is just irritating. She asks the simplest questions and does not follow-up. I think she is related to Dave Garroways ape and has less appeal

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann - STOP MAKING FACES AND MUGGING ALL THE TIME! Your interviewing skills are embarrassing. Watch the tape back after the show (any show) and see how ridiculous you are. No wonder Matt wants to get off that show, Ann is THE worst person on television. Enough already!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann's mugging face is painful to watch. Her rambling voice is painful to hear. I want to watch NBC reporters during 'Today', but Ann forces me to change the channel when she's onscreen. Sorry, but she's an embarrassing train-wreck...

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her face and eyebrows are scary... really scary. And why don't the Today Show producers tell Ann to slow down and try to pronounce ALL of the words, not just some of them. It's called the COMMUNICATIONS business. She's horrible - oh - and not funny either!

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen someone SO uncomfortable in their own skin? Ann doesn't know what to do with her hands or with her face. Everything from interviews to attempts at comedy are always so forced. She's just brutal to watch. Good-bye Today, hello GMA!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I found this site...I thought I was the only one out there who couldn't stand this woman. For years I have been so annoyed with her lack of interviewing skills....she interrupts people!! It's impossible to follow a cooking segment if she does the spot!!

And the sticky sweet whisper sad voice...c'mon already!! A family in tragedy and she asks the most stupidest question...I want to throw something at the TV.

This woman is awful and has ruined one of my favorite shows. I've watched the Today show all of my adult life and I am switching to GMA. Today's segment with chef Eric Ripert put me over the edge.

NBC please Fire this woman and save the Today show!!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate AC on the Today show as weLl!!! But its the Three f----in idiot Professionals that I truely hate, of course interviewed by the ultimate dou--bag Matt Lauer! ThAnk you I feel much better.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this website. I just ran across it, in 2012, and it appears to have been initiated in 2005! Keep up the good work. Ann Curry stinks. How did she stay on the show this long?!!!

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Nina said...

2/9/12 I have anxiety every morning whenever the camera goes to Ann Curry...she's like a nervous ninth grade girl. You never know what is going to spill out in her stammering rush. Is she married to an NBC exec? Natalie Morales is so smooth and reserved, AND she can speak! Please, NBC, if you are reading any of these posts, do us a favor and let Ann (gently) go home. I am sure she's a nice person, but she has no idea how to interview.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02/10/2012 Another horrible interview by Ann. During her interview with the 3 sisters, 2 of them carrying a baby for the 3rd, she stammered, hesitated, and even mis-stated the due date of the babies by 3 months. No wonder their rating's are down. They need to replace her ASAP.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad I am not alone. I didn't mind Ann until she took Meredith Vieira's place. Too bad the decision makers can't or won't replace her with someone else. My personal preference would be Savannah Guthrie.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is great when she does the news or sticks to the script. She can't add lib, and has to have to final word - but the final word is always out of left field. Her fake laugh is an added torture. She is a train wreck. The sad part is when she "just reads" - she is great.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!! A place to vent. How can a show which has enjoyed such success over the years continue with such an unprofessional co-host. I am in the advertising copy business. If I made as many errors in my ad copy as she makes in her reporting. ....I would be FIRED! How can she not be held responsible The show announced, recently, an "exclusive" interview with Brad Pitt. I prayed it would be Matt doing the interview. Matt is very good at the bantering that guys do. Let's face it Brad is the "man's man". NO NO NO. They have AC doing the interview. It was painful to watch. At the close AC does her lean-in and asks "How will you feel if you win the Oscar?". Then before he opens his mouth she says "Oh that's a dopey question"
AMEN!

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, as a person I guess she is ok, but as Co-Anchor....totally awful, cannot stand to watch her unprofessionalism. Get rid of her NBC.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am ready to never watch the Today show again. She is unprofessional, she interrupts constantly with something that makes NO sense. She drives me crazy with her "believing her analysis has anything to do with the subject matter". She does not compare to the caliber of her co-workers. However,for some reason when she is on foreigh assignment location(s) she seems to be more coherent and believable. On the Today show she appears to be demeaning, and puzzingly probing.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Ann can't talk any faster or interrupt any more quickly, just wait til tomorrow... she babbles and stumbles more with every passing show. The worst person on television is actually regressing... thanks NBC for the crappy 'talent'.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always liked her until she became the co anchor. I think she is so fake, has terrible fashion sense, talks over everyone and usually bullies the interviewees.

Please put Natalie as co anchor before I switch channels.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I yell at the tv every morning when she talks. So annoying. The questions she asks are embarassing and unprofessional, especially when she interviews someone experiencing a tragedy. Ugh. I will scream w delight if they ever get rid of her!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Prop This said...

I missed what Dr. Oz was saying today because Ann talked while he was talking....maybe she should take a listening class

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Lori from KY said...

She is obsequious and patronizing. Her questions are inane. She has no agility in an interview. She also lacks passion. I quit watching Today a few months after she became co-anchor. I just can't stand to watch her, it makes my teeth itch.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann does have some frustrating aspects to her journalism, but others on TV do as well. It's part of the human condition. Move on.

All these comments provide is a forum to show frustration, ignorance, intolerance, and stupidity. Get over it!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? You "people" are criticizing Ann Curry while Matt Lauer is still running amok. The $30 million freak! Looks like there are more freaks out there.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the Today Show does the "What's trending online" segment they should use these postings! Maybe NBC will "get it" then. Wait...she's going to do an interview now...I have to watch...human nature is such that one can't help but watch a train wreck as awful as it is.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spike Lee and Mike Tyson interview...Started out by screwing up by saying that Tyson had not been in the studio before. He'd been on at least 5 times before he said. Ann said "it was nice for you to call me M'am" to Tyson. (instead of what?...) Then she is SO surprised...says to Tyson "You're a VEGAN??? What CHANGED you?" (um, is it so strange to be a vegan?)NO More Ann Curry interviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such awful things people can say about someone they haven't even met before, and will never get a chance to see in person. I like Ann Curry. It is so true some of the questions she ask during a few of her interviews are awkward at times, but she does make a few strong points. She never sugar codes anything to make everything sound so lovey dovey and fake, like most reporters who don't care about the person they are interviewing with. That reporter just want to get the story done no matter if it is true of not, or told even rumors. Ann Curry has heart and soul and she's not a big fat phony.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I confess I feel the same but embarrassed for her more than anything. Let's face it, she is the perfect example of the Peter Principle! She reached her level of incompetence. I wouldn't mind if she went back to the news desk. She was good at that. Let's not be too harsh. Some of us are not good at fast paced repartee. She's a nice girl who is in over her head. If she goes back to the news desk she'll do just fine!

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't hate Ann Curry - and I feel she'd be perfect backn with Dateline. But in the morning with all the interviews there are - thank the lord they're taking off. And when she starts interrupting people, it's soooo rude, on every level. then I turn to another channel for awhile, but I have to say if they were not taking her off NBC I'd be going to another channel.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank heavens I found this...with all the other sites touting how good Ann Curry was it made my day to find this site that supports exactly how I felt about her. Her interviewing techniques drove me nuts.

Thank you to all who posted here and made me feel like I was not nuts.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all are sick

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think i am about to throw up.

5:19 PM  

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