Here's Why Ann Curry Really Got the Boot

Matt Lauer was '100%' behind it, says source

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 4, 2012 6:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you thought things seemed a little, well, cold between Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on her final Today show appearance, there's good reason for that, a source tells Us Weekly: "Matt Lauer is 100% behind Ann leaving," the insider claims. There's not much in the way of explanation given beyond that, though the source noted that during Curry's last few days, the pair "were really icy to each other, and she refused to speak to him all week." Publicly, however, Curry had a kind word for Lauer, noting that, "You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years."

This image released by NBC shows co-hosts Ann Curry, left, and Matt Lauer, center, with actor Jimmie Walker from the 1970s series "Good Times," on the "Today" show.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
In this Oct. 31, 2011 file photo, co-hosts Matt Lauer as Prince William, left, and Ann Curry as Kate Middleton, are shown on the NBC "Today" television program's annual Halloween show.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
In this July 22, 2011 file photo, NBC "Today" television program co-hosts Matt Lauer and Ann Curry appear during a segment of the show in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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