MANHATTAN (PIX11)– It was like a newsroom version of “Mean girls”, where Ann Curry wasn’t allowed to sit at the popular table at lunch, and they relentlessly mocked her for it.
A new book entitled “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV” revealed that the last months for Ann Curry at the Today Show, was pure “professional torture.”
According to author Brian Stelter, there was “a general sense of meanness” on the set of the popular morning show, where the backstage antics went from embarrassing to just plain mean spirited.
One antic that sticks out in particular, centers around executive producer Jim Bell making a blooper reel of Ann’s worst on-air errors, which, according to Stelter, Jim Bell denies.
There was also mention of a photoshopped “Who Wore It Better” of Curry in a bright yellow dress alongside Big Bird that was circulated around the control room.
In the book, Stelter writes about Bell being the driving force behind Curry leaving the Today Show, even christening the operation to remove her from the co-anchor chair “Operation Bambi.”
Ann Curry went on to become the national and international correspondent for NBC News.