There was a chill in London Thursday morning, emanating from the temporary set built for Today‘s coverage of the Summer Games. We’re finding out more and more that Ann Curry “doesn’t play that game” and, while professional, there was an icy distance during her first appearance alongside Matt Lauer since her firing.
Ann Curry made her first appearance on the Today Show since getting the boot, and was less than friendly with former co-star Matt Lauer.
While Ann Curry has covered the Colorado shooting rampage since being ousted by Today in June, Thursday morning marked her first on-set appearance since her very public termination.
The Associated Press reports Curry was in London to introduce an Olympics feature story.
During her appearance, host Matt Lauer told his ex-sidekick “nice to see you” and “good to see you.”
Both times, his statements were met with silence and a polite head-nod from the apparently still-seething Curry.
Curry remained straight-faced and decidedly un-chatty, despite Lauer’s attempts to make conversation.
NBC’s national and international correspondent also had no on-air interactions with other members of Today.
While Lauer told Curry she had the “biggest heart in the business” during her televised departure earlier this summer, behind the scenes it’s reportedly a different story.
It’s been widely noted that Lauer may have had a hand in pressuring higher-ups to fire Curry when the ratings slid.
Us also notes we shouldn’t be surprised by Curry’s icy Olympics reunion, given that sources told the pub that the days leading up to Curry’s exit, “You could cut the tension with a knife.”
“When the cameras stopped rolling, Ann wouldn’t even look at Matt,” a source from the set told Us.
Curry also made it a point to hug each of her colleagues during her last day with one notable exception: Matt. No hug for you, Lauer.