Some NBC viewers just can't let go of Matt Lauer's short-lived "Today" co-host.
Savannah Guthrie has a new official "Today" show co-anchor: Hoda Kotb. The announcement was met with much rejoicing -- and yet if you listened beneath the roar you could hear a portion of the Twittersphere asking, "What about Ann Curry?"
While other media figures and most of America were applauding the decision to reward the longtime NBC personality with the promotion, there is still a contingent of "Today" viewers with longer memories. They got Ann Curry's name trending immediately after Matt Lauer's firing for sexual misconduct, and that chatter erupted again after the Kotb announcement.
Curry was co-host of "Today" for one year before getting fired on June 28, 2012 amid falling ratings. After her ouster, Lauer looked complicit and lost favor with viewers and ratings tanked even worse with incoming co-anchor Guthrie taking a lot of the heat as well. "Today" has been trying to right the ship ever since, and Curry moved on to form her own production company.
While Curry appears to be content in her post-"Today" life -- her PBS series "We'll Meet Again" premieres Jan. 23 -- her supporters are still there more than five years later to make sure we all remember Ann Curry. Here are some of their latest tweets, in the wake of the Kotb announcement:
I wonder what Ann Curry is up to...— Andrew Schulze (@AndrewRSchulze) January 2, 2018
@TODAYshow "Paging Ann Curry, paging Ann Curry"..... nevermind— Todd Plier (@taplier) January 2, 2018
I quit watching when they let Ann Curry go. I might start watching when they let SAVANNAH go.— mat (@apolinaria48) January 2, 2018
Maybe Ann Curry didn't want the job.— TrE TnT (@Tre_Tnt) January 2, 2018
When they give Ann Curry your chair, then I'll watch again.— Shauna (@chasingwarm) January 2, 2018
Hoda Kotb is a lovely woman, I have nothing against her. But wouldn’t Ann Curry have been the better choice?— GStuedler (@GStuedler) January 2, 2018
She earned it.
Sadly nbc apologizing to Ann Curry & offering her the top position just isn't going to happen.— Z end (@antichromium6) January 2, 2018
Savannah Noooooooo. Hoda and Ann Curry❤️❤️— Alicia (@A96lynn) January 2, 2018
Sorry Savannah...I wish they had given you a co-host that might help you report on real news. Hoda is fun to watch on some of her episodes with Kathie Lee but I don't think she has what it takes for serious news. NBC should have kept Ann Curry long ago! Switching the station...— Charlotte Mordaunt (@wants2csunshine) January 2, 2018
Well deserved but still feel for Ann Curry.— Mike Zimmers Ears (@MikeZimmersEars) January 2, 2018
Can you bring Ann Curry back?— Anna Guy (@AnnaGuy19) January 2, 2018
I quit watching when they fired Ann Curry. Today Show is slowly morphing into the View.— Dave Sweet (@dsweetdrummer) January 2, 2018
Or Ann curry— missy (@missygirl32) January 2, 2018
About time. So many (Ann Curry) suffered under NBC's delusion that viewers actually liked Matt Lauer. At least now NBC has made ONE good decision.— AB (@ac_bitter) January 2, 2018
I wish Ann Curry would come back. I really liked her and I heard that Matt Lauer was awful to her.— artistpw (@artistpw) January 2, 2018
Congrats Hoda!!!! She will do awesome job! I was hoping they would bring Ann Curry back???— PattyBeigay (@PBeigay) January 2, 2018
I’d like to see @TODAYshow make it right with Ann Curry. She was great and Matt hated her because she was admired and had more class than Matt.— Jacie Lee (@Jander007) January 2, 2018
Glad I don't have a TV. They would have been wiser to get Ann Curry. Maybe she refused to come back??? https://t.co/r3ZHnyuSJd— Northern Judy (@N0rthernJudy) January 2, 2018
Couldn't find a real journalist? Why not Ann Curry?— Susan C Wilson (@Bsnrunner1958) January 2, 2018
Congrats, but I hope they're not going to do you like Ann Curry, you know all they care for is ratings and they're quick to blame some1...— yombs (@yombs) January 2, 2018
Think they can get Ann Curry back, now that the odious ogre is out?— Timothy Davis (@sivadredips) January 2, 2018
NBC - 👎. I was really hoping for Ann Curry.— Bryce Warden (@thebrycewarden) January 2, 2018
Still think they should have rehired Ann Curry just as a final f u to Lauer— Step tf up (@NahJoey) January 2, 2018
Great news but when does Ann Curry get her own hour? #SavannahHodaTODAY— Dustin Smith (@Dust_Bunny93) January 2, 2018
Should have been Ann Curry but I'll take it!— Brianne (@BreeDoopee) January 2, 2018
Ann Curry— Mary Madore (@mrmhickey) January 2, 2018