Are Ann Curry's Today Show Days Numbered?

Even Ann Curry knows that her mornings on The Today Show may soon be no more, but did you know she has spoken about the possibility of being replaced before? Check out these telling Curry quotes!

Ann Curry

Is Ann Curry preparing to kiss her gig at The Today Show goodbye? With the web lit up by rumors that the news anchor is either leaving or possibly being replaced, we turn back the time to revisit some telling words published last fall.

Speaking to Ladies Home Journal for their August 2011 cover story, Ann Curry said, "You worry, 'Am I not good enough? Am I not what people need? Am I asking the right questions?' When people say negative things or speculate, you can't help but feel hurt."

The 55-year-old, who began working with The Today Show in 1997, went on to say, "It's hard not to take it personally."

Word broke on Wednesday that the morning show, whose ratings have been struggling in recent months, had begun looking for Ann Curry's replacement. Mediadecoder reported that the station isn't wasting any time either, aiming to have a newbie in place before 2012 Olympic coverage will commence.

In the same Ladies Home Journal interview, Ann Curry said, "I’ve been at Today for 15 years and I’d love to make it to 20."

Many more Matt Lauer Today mornings to come >>

In addition, if Ann Curry's own personal Twitter description can be taken as a clue into her frame of mind, she won't be giving up her spot on The Today Show too easily. The bio section of @AnnCurry reads, "Journalism is an act of faith in the future."

The rest of the Twitterverse seems to be split over whether Ann Curry should stay or go, however.

"Congratulations to NBC on being the last people to realize that AnnCurry is not a good reporter," tweeted one user Thursday, while one popular tweet on the news anchor's side reads, "I happen to love Ann Curry. I guess I am in the minority. I don't think she's the problem, Today going all Entertainment Tonight is."

Would you prefer to see Ann Curry stay or go from The Today Show?

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Comments on "Ann Curry admits she's quaking in her Today Show boots"

deano June 22, 2012 | 5:59 PM

Ann Curry is a great interviewer. She is so compassionate and empathetic. Matt has lost his objectiveness. He appears biased and angry during his interviews of late. I can only imagine that Ann is hurting inside,but her true professionalism shines through.Hope ANN will watch her back- ratings aren't everything. Those potential replacements act silly, but don't under estimate their clawing their way to the top spot. Who wants to watch a morning show with a dog eat dog mentality? No thanks! Not a way to start my day.

Britt June 22, 2012 | 1:57 PM

I like Ann Curry. She is smart, and quick on her feet. She seems really sweet and mild mannered and I like that. In the morning, I don't want to see someone too harsh or out there! It is early!! She has really put her time in on the show and it would be a shame to see her go!

thayes June 22, 2012 | 7:47 AM

I love Ann Curry. I HATE Matt Lauer, he's annoying & full of himself. People are tired of Matt, tired of the show being 1/2commercials and tired of sensationalism (which I think Lauer makes worse). It's a morning show & you have Lauer on there acting like a sleezy pushy investigative reporter.

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