Who knew that there was such a bitter rivalry between the “Today” show and “Good Morning America“? We had no clue, but apparently it didn’t matter that the rival had an ailing co-host!
As you’ll recall, Ann Curry was a part of the NBC family in her role as co-host to Matt Lauer on “Today”. Reportedly, Ann was banned from reaching out to “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts after it was announced that she was battling bone marrow disease. Us Magazine has the scoop:
In a New York magazine cover story, reporter Joe Hagan writes extensively about Curry’s abrupt exit from the morning talk show — and the immediate fallout the peacock network suffered as a result. When producers began to phase the 55-year-old TV journalist out in the spring, tensions reached an all-time high.
“Ann Curry was gone but not gone, which created a situation of spectacular awkwardness,” Hagan writes. “Any trust that had existed between Curry and Today was shattered. When Robin Roberts left Good Morning America a month later to get treatment for MDS, Curry asked NBC if she could tweet a note of sympathy for the ABC co-host. NBC said no, afraid she was trying to aid the enemy.”
Sounds like a douchebag move to us…don’t you agree?