Ann Curry, WTF Is Up, Girl?

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Ann Curry drives me batshit crazy. Apparently, I'm not the only one. Google "Ann Curry annoying" or "Ann Curry awkward" and you'll be struck by the number of hits you get about how Today's news reader strikes fear and frustration in the hearts of hundreds...maybe thousands. Hopefully millions.

I can't quite place exactly what it is about her that makes me nuts. If she were interviewing city councilmembers for KPRC, I'd say she was doing a fine job. But I'm sorry, I expect a little more from national news people. Do you think Dominique Sachse would have ever stopped tiny Bindi Irwin, daughter of deceased Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, from mentioning her dead dad in an interview? (See this, about 2 minutes in). Would Lucy Noland have ever found it necessary to say "Good morning" three times in three seconds? Would Gina Gaston have trouble finding Illinois on a map?  

I don't think so.

In addition to her general stupidity and the plethora of awkward pauses and odd faces that crop up whenever she conducts interviews, Curry fails grandly as she attempts "witty banter" with Matt, Meredith, and Al, often cutting people off or offering up strange segues that make no sense, leaving her morning crew pals scrambling to respond logically to whatever she's babbling about. Seriously, who wants to bet Roker's ready to kick her ass in the green room after three hours of that shit?

As always, there's no real point to any of my rambling. I only wish to say that Ann Curry is a scary contradiction of the American Dream. Apparently, in television land, if you are bright, hard-working, and talented, you'll rise to the level of weather girl for a third-ranked station in Poughkeepsie. But if you're dull and lack real skills, you get to be Ann Curry.
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Evan Rude
Evan Rude

Competent or not, Ann Curry has something these more competent local girls lack - she's racially amorphic. That's the ticket to the big show and another reason to help hasten the end of national TV news. Update: TheStupidItHurts Curry's reign of terror is over.

NotAHater
NotAHater

She is unbearable. Especially when she changes her voice to "interview" the victims of tragedy. The interviews always seem more about her than the victims. She often says, "I'm sure you feel . . . " etc. It's really just not good. I have nothing against her personally (I don't know her personally) but the false sincerity that she demonstrates with her whisper voice during these heart pieces is just enough to make my skin crawl. Sorry, Ann, but this may not be the best career for you!

arnp
arnp

she makes me friggin crazy. The worst interviewer EVER

Guest
Guest

1. Ann's like watching an awkward little kid giving their first oral report in class.2. She just doesn't know what to do with her face. She feels she has to make a weird face in every situation. 3. Ann's always in some sort of 'speed-talking' race with herself and doesn't finish words.4. During interviews - she's absolutely lost - struggling to complete full sentences. 5. Ann is simply unwatchable and NBC better wake-up and dump her before it's too late.

Andreas_mom
Andreas_mom

Will someone just please comb her hair for her?

MSROBINS1   , FELICIA
MSROBINS1 , FELICIA

SHORT AND SWEET,  SHE NEEDS A MAKE OVER BAD.  TUCKING FALLING HAIR  BEHIND EAR  IS A HABIT  ONE WANTS TO SLAP THE HANDS OF ANY TEENAGER.  BUT, A PROFESSIONAL  ON A NATIONAL NEWS  NETWORK?  HARD TO WATCH. HER POSTURE  SITTING ON A STOOL  THIS AM 5-19-11 WAS STOOPED OVER.  THE TEENAGERS SHES WAS INTERVIEWING  LOOKED MORE TOGETHER. WOULD IMAGINE  IF THE RUMORS  OF HER TAKING OVER ANOTHER POSITION  ARE TRUE, SOMEONE  SURELY HAS PLANS FOR HER LOOK ALREADY  ON THE DRAWING BOARD.

Shenmen
Shenmen

That whole network is in the same class as Curry. Only barely making it in this information world!

AZRick
AZRick

She has "pressured" speech. Someone coined this term about a friend, and it applies to Curry.

HATE ANN CURRY!!
HATE ANN CURRY!!

Ann just can't spit the words out of her mouth fast enough. Who is she in a speed-talking race with? When she co-hosts with Matt and he says, "Welcome to Today, I'm Matt Lau.." then Ann interrupts him and says I'MANNCURRYINTODAYFORMERIDITHANDMATTICAN'TBELIEVETHEFLOODINGGOINGONINTHENORTHEASTBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH

She's just the worst!!! Talks too fast, cuts people off, terrible interviewer, stumbles over her innane questions while acting overly concerned with her titled head.

And if you've ever seen her fill-in for Brian Williams on Nightly News - that is the worst over the top crap you'll ever see on network news in your life.

Josie
Josie

She makes me crazy with the way she is so touchy-feely with guests and how she interrupts them (and her co-hosts). And the Bindi interview was unforgivable! Bindi is more professional and articulate than Anne! (Maybe NBC should replace Anne with her!)

-- Also, I find it SO unprofessional when she sits on the sofa with the other hosts (who are sitting normally, with feet on the floor or knees crossed) and she tucks her legs up under bottom like she's a teenager at home watching tv!

Most irritating is when she's just reading the news and she slurs her words into each other, and even omits words from sentences -- especially prepositions. A high schooler could do better! Is English not her first language?!

Meghan
Meghan

Wow you are absolutely right!! She practically bit Bindi's head off the poor girl looked stunned!

Ryan
Ryan

I never really thought about how annoying she is ... now I see it! That clip with Bindi was horrible. So now I think she's just as annoying as Matt Lauer. They're a match!

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Curry is made for todays TV consumer. Hey Ann, Back to ya!

Anonymous
Anonymous

In 2005, Radar Magazine, after interviewing several industy professionals, named Curry among the "dumbest anchors" in television news, with one anonymous person interviewed remarking that putting Curry on a live set "is like throwing a hand grenade". Read the article and you will see it does not take talent to get to the top in the TV.

Generalemailfrom
Generalemailfrom

So glad to find a forum of other people that hate this woman.  She is so fake and forced and its like she is socially unaware.  She is really some crazy idiot on TV that we have to endure if we are interested in watching the program.  Why won't people just fire her? 

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