Al Roker Takes Jab at Matt Lauer on Today

What is going on over at Today? After a highly publicized and public shaming of Ann Curry just months ago, it seems that maybe every news anchor isn’t happy with the change.

According to news sources Matt Lauer was not happy with falling ratings on Today and demanded that Ann Curry be held responsible for the decline. He told producers that they had to get rid of her if they expected him to renew his contract. Savannah Guthrie was sent in to replace Curry, but many long time anchors are not happy with Curry’s departure.

Though Curry is no longer a regular on Today she still works for NBC as a special correspondent for Rock Center and Today. She was even seen during the London Olympics. This week Al Roker showed America exactly how he felt after Lauer, Guthrie, Tamron Hall and he concluded an interview with the U.S. women’s rowing team. The team shared that it’s a tradition for the winning team to throw a coxswain into the water at the end of the race. Lauer joked that it was a New York tradition to throw her into the Hudson river. That is when the shocking comment escaped Roker’s lips.

"Which is different than our tradition, which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that's another story." Lauer and Guthrie rolled it off their backs as a joke with nervous laughter, but viewers were left nearly stunned.

Apparently at least one co-worker has Curry’s back after 15 years on NBC’s Today show. Could tension be a little worse for wear behind the scenes?

- Today (US)
- Al Roker
- Anne E. Curry
- Matt Lauer

Written by: mawarner
Aug 17th, 2012, 7:37 am



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Wow. Go Al. Curry got such a raw deal.

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