Based on a recent report published by Reuters, Ann Curry fans have made an online petition to help her save her job as a co-anchor at “Today”. Even though the petition was posted on Friday, supporters already managed to raise 500 signatures for Curry.
Judging by the number of fans who were revolted by NBC’s decision to let Ann Curry go, the co-anchor is the main reason why “Today” is so successful. As soon as her departure was announced, fans took to the online organization called Change and posted a petition to gather signatures in Curry’s support. So far, 500 viewers expressed their wish to see the anchorwoman on the NBC broadcast, some of them being really upset by NBC’s announcement.
The petition was created by Stephen Crowley, an Iraq war veteran who currently leaves in Phoenix, Arizona. He confessed on the website that he really admires Ann Curry because she can help him overcome his post-traumatic stress disorder. He added that her compassionate style of journalism is the only thing that gives him “a sense of calm and certainty in life”.
After watching her show for a long time, Crowley was able to say that Ann is incredibly sensitive to people’s problems. Fans, viewers and Stephen, himself, appreciate the kindness that the journalist shows every time she stays in front of the camera. It is this compassionate style that has helped her connect with the audience of the show; therefore, her supporters threaten to stop watching “Today” if producers don’t bring Curry back.
Meanwhile, Curry has hired attorney Robert Barnett to negotiate her exit from the morning broadcast. Barnett has successfully represented Christiane Amanpour when she needed someone to negotiate on her behalf upon her departure from ABC News’ “This Week”. According to Ann’s reps, the decision of the television network will be communicated next week.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, Ann Curry might continue to work for NBC, but on a different position. Rumor has it that the anchorwoman could become a foreign correspondent for the television, but NBC did not make any comments in relation to her departure.