An Iraq War veteran is behind a campaign to save "Today" co-host Ann Curry’s job, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sgt. Stephen Crowley launched an online petition hoping it will change the minds of NBC executives, the story reports.
Crowley, 49, who now lives in Phoenix, suffered from PTSD after returning from the war in 2005. He said he has admired Curry for her coverage of veterans’ issues.
Crowley at first said he didn’t believe the story about NBC planning to drop Curry as a host of the show. "I thought it was a stunt or The Onion or something. Some kind of fake article," he said, according to the piece.
The petition had just a few hundred signatures at the time of the report, the story notes.
In case you missed it, here’s a story about the above graphic, which appeared as seen here on the "Today" show late last week, just as reports were heating up about Curry’s likely departure from the show.