NEW YORK—She’s jumped from airplanes, interviewed
and said “now the weather from Al” about 10,000 times — all in the
service of a show that never handed her the crown. And now it appears
the crown is finally within her grasp.
How does “
the ‘Today Show,'” sound? Music to her ears, no doubt. Industry
speculation has grown in recent days that Curry will finally be named
Battered by anchor succession reports as well as an
intensifying battle with second-place-and-closing “Good Morning
America,” “Today” has flicked away media questions with “we prefer not
to comment on” rumor and speculation, although
But Vieira’s departure and Curry’s appointment are so widely expected — including inside
Vieira is leaving, some say, because she’s weary of
the grind. That should not be an issue with Curry, who’s spent almost
her entire career at
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