In an interview with Ladies Home Journal, Ann Curry discussed her recent firing as co-anchor of NBC's TODAY show. The newswoman revealed that she believes she was let go from the morning show in part because of her refusal to dye her hair and wear bright clothing.
"One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam. But I chose it because I thought, This will perk up America," said Curry. I'm encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, 'I love your shoes!' So if it makes women happy, I'll wear them. But I'm still going to be me... I've tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn't gone well with my bosses ..."
She continued, "I've decided not to buy into the idea that I want to stop aging. My wrinkles connect me to my family, to my ancestors and to my future. This is how my father looked when he was my age. I've got cellulite because it runs in my family. I've got gray hair because I won't dye it. ... But I don't want to change the fundamental parts of me because it means changing who I am."
Curry admitted that despite the recent setback, she hopes to continue working for the network. "I've been at 'Today' for 15 years and I'd love to make it to 20. I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation."