Speculation that Matt Lauer pushed Ann Curry out of "Today" show in 2012 resurfaces after his sudden firing for alleged sexual misconduct.
"Somewhere Ann Curry" became one of the most popular terms on the social media platform as the world woke up to the bombshell firing, which was reported on the air by "Today" personalities Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. The phrase was used to imagine how Curry was reacting to Lauer's sudden dismissal.
It was June of 2012 when Ann Curry was fired from her co-host spot on "Today," less than a year into her contract with NBC. The official story at the time was that she was let go because of the show's falling ratings (slipping behind CBS for the first time), but speculation was that it had more to do with her being even more likable to viewers than Lauer, and that Lauer himself had a hand in showing her the door.
Whatever the reasons given or theorized, viewers were never fully satisfied. And while they and the show had no choice but to move on, Wednesday's news proves that they have long memories.
Curry is working on a new series called "We'll Meet Again" for PBS. The six-part series reunites people who were impacted by real-life events like Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and the Vietnam War, but since drifted apart. Sounds like she could well become the subject of a future installment.
While she has yet to respond to the allegations brought against her former co-host, "Somewhere Ann Curry" has to be aware that she is trending on Twitter and may very well be amused by some of these hilarious tweets:
Somewhere Ann Curry is still not an anchor of a top-rated morning show and her career is still destroyed after what that creep did to her.— Jehmu (@Jehmu) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is sitting next to a Christmas tree, sipping a cup of coffee, and mouthing these three simple words pic.twitter.com/Xf8a4ukyHt— Lisa Limon (@LisaLimonTx) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is breaking out that bottle of champagne she had saved for a “special occasion”— Travis Gain❄️ (@tgain83) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is having a nice bowl of Frosted Karma Flakes.— Dirk Peterson (@PacosFriend) November 29, 2017
Somewhere, Ann Curry... pic.twitter.com/UeNYgZVDYK— Jamie Stelter (@JamieStelter) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is feeling something called vindication right now.— Ray (@RDin1114) November 29, 2017
Well, $25 million is freed up for The Today Show. Who’s going to replace Matt Lauer. Somewhere, Ann Curry is saying... pic.twitter.com/oI4YsRuJ8K— Tracy Tran (@tracytran) November 29, 2017
"Somewhere Ann Curry" be like pic.twitter.com/KENCMmN3OF— ChunkyLover58 (@jonarguelles) November 29, 2017
Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Fired! Somewhere Ann Curry is being silent on Twitter showing the world again how classy she is. Please let the line of amazing job offers for my hero @AnnCurry form to the left... #BringAnnCurryBack #TeamAnnAlways— Joy Christine (@MsJoyChristine) November 29, 2017
"Somewhere Ann Curry" is sipping a karma latte and being a better journalist than Matt Lauer ever was.— Leena D. Saini (@MasalaBabyFood) November 29, 2017
*Somewhere Ann Curry * Is drinking more wine than Cathy and Hoda.— sarah (@sarahinwv) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is having a great laugh! Because Matt Lauer— Ella❣ (@Ella8112) November 29, 2017
totally disrespected her years ago--did NOT support her & basically threw her under the bus. #TeamAnn #TodayShow #MattLauerFired pic.twitter.com/96vcz4hufc
Somewhere Ann Curry is having the best morning ever. #mattlauer— Marius Valdes (@zoovaldes) November 29, 2017
somewhere ann curry is watching the megyn kelly experiment and thinking, "what a train wreck"— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 27, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is like.. pic.twitter.com/p1iaQ82CYb— Santosuosso (@MichelleSFresh) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is like pic.twitter.com/zEpdDe6FKH— Gimmy Starr (@GimmyStarr) November 29, 2017
Somewhere Ann Curry is finally exhaling pic.twitter.com/EmaHy9XVMs— RedRaider806 (@RedRaiderLex) November 29, 2017