The big news today is that Ann Curry may be on her way out at "Today," only a year after she became the co-host of NBC's morning juggernaut.
Curry has been on "Today" for 17 years, acting principally as news anchor before assuming the coveted anchor chair beside Matt Lauer when Meredith Vieira exited the show last year. She's also appeared across multiple NBC News properties, from anchoring "Dateline NBC" and filling in on the "NBC Nightly News" to acting as a major international news correspondent.
She has, however, encountered a number at obstacles at "Today." Her talent as a serious news reporter has, ironically, been a point of criticism – she's not easygoing enough to co-host a morning show, which requires a balance of both serious and silly – and some have even blamed her for "Today's" faltering ratings. The show has long been the #1 show in morning television, but was beat in the ratings for several weeks this spring by "Good Morning America." The two shows continue to be consistently neck-and-neck in the ratings.
Word is that Curry is in negotiations with the network to assume a different role within NBC News and has herself long been struggling with leaving "Today." The top contenders to take the job after Curry are, reportedly, Savannah Guthrie and current news anchor Natalie Morales.
But is NBC making the right decision? Here in the MTV Newsroom, we are avid watchers of "Today," so this morning there were plenty of opinions flying around. Below, three staffers sound off on Curry's potential "Today" departure and whether she was really right for the co-hosting role in the first place.