An unexpected quip by “Today” weatherman Al Roker during the program earlier this week revealed just how upset he is at how NBC treated Ann Curry, who was pushed out from her job as co-host after a yearlong ratings decline, reports the New York Post.
Roker, co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie — Curry’s replacement — and Tamron Hall were conducting an interview with members of the U.S. women’s rowing team when Lauer asked the team’s coxswain about a tradition in which her teammates throw her in the water after a victory, the story says.
Roker’s co-hosts were startled when the weatherman jumped in with the comment, “Which is different than our tradition, which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that’s another story,”
Lauer then chided him, saying, "Mr. Roker!," with Guthrie, who replaced Curry in June, saying the identical thing, the story notes.
Some observers feel the quip may have been aimed at Lauer, who has been accused by some of being behind Curry’s ouster.
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