Matt Lauer Reflects on Ann Curry’s Today Show Exit


Ann Curry’s ouster from Today left many viewers with ill feellings toward the long-running morning show. No one has felt the brunt of fan backlash more than Matt Lauer. The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz recently spoke with the morning show frontman, who finally gave his side of the story.

Lauer on Curry’s exit,

“I don’t think the show and the network handled the transition well. You don’t have to be Einstein to know that,” says Lauer.

“It clearly did not help us. We were seen as a family, and we didn’t handle a family matter well.”

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