Rumor: NBC blocked Ann Curry from sending Robin Roberts support tweet

The network reportedly axed the "Today" show co-host's request to send sympathy to the ailing Roberts.


The network blocked the former 'Today' co-host from sending support tweet to ailing Robin Roberts.

According to a report by Gawker, now stirring buzz from Christian Post, Examiner and Softpedia, former "Today" co-host Ann Curry asked the NBC network if she could "tweet a note of sympathy" to "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts who left ABC in August to get treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome.

But, NBC was "afraid she [Curry] was trying to aid the enemy," Gawker said, citing a New York Magazine report, and the network told Curry "No."

"Ann Curry was gone but not gone, which created a situation of spectacular awkwardness. Any trust that had existed between Curry and 'Today' was shattered," reads the N.Y. mag report.

The networks have become so competitive, with ABC's "Good Morning America" grabbing higher rankings than the "Today" show for the first time this year.

Friction between Curry, network

Reports of friction surrounding Ann Curry and NBC have been resurfacing since Curry was dropped from "Today" last year.

The New York Post reports before Curry left "Today," she was banned from appearing live and was only allowed to do pre-recorded interviews.

Curry is now a correspondent for NBC News.

NBC did not immediately respond to a request to comment on this story.

Lauer considered ABC jump?

NBC's "Today" show almost lost its star anchor Matt Lauer to ABC last year, according to a report by New York Magazine.

Lauer reportedly considered jumping ship last year when reports surfaced that Ryan Seacrest might replace the 55-year-old journalist on "Today."


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