[Editor's note] It's no secret that I have railed against anchor Ann Curry from the get-go. I found her to be irritating and ridiculous. She was a poor choice to co-anchor the Today show and now everyone knows it.
All that being said, the video above ripped my heart out.
Though I never believed Ann could carry the show, I never once doubted her love and dedication to Today. In truth, it's not unlike the love many of her biggest detractors feel for the show. We disliked her because we knew the show could be better. But her passion, however badly delivered, was always in evidence. And at the end of the day, she failed at her dream job and that, more than anything, makes me incredibly sad for her.
Perhaps it's guilt or shame typing now but after 15 years of hard work and dedication, I will miss Ann Curry.