Ann Curry Tells Stephen Colbert a Secret About Matt Lauer, Today Show


Ann Curry joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show last night, where she had a chance to spill the beans about former co-host Matt Lauer’s fall from grace.

Curry was on to discuss everything from the beginning of her journalism career, to her recent return to television on PBS’s We’ll Meet Again. Curry recently broke her silence about Lauer’s sexual harassment scandal, and Colbert wanted to know the truth about whether the disgraced TODAY anchor forced Curry out of NBC six years ago.

Curry insisted that she’s free to talk despite her non-disclosure agreement, but Colbert asked her to whisper to him what she cannot say publicly. When Colbert pulled away, he had a smile on his face as he said “oh wow! That’s gonna be a short interview.”

Curry said that she never really celebrated Lauer’s firing, which she attributed to her belief in karma and “just [wanting] to be careful.” Colbert also asked her whether things might’ve turned out differently for her if the #TimesUp movement was in effect when she left NBC.

“I think we are a long way from fixing the problem,” Curry responded. “It’s more than a conversation, it’s about action. It’s not just about telling people they can’t do certain things, it’s about changing the dynamic, the power balance, within companies, so that women are not seen as people who could never rise to the top. Once we figure that out, we might have a chance to figure this out.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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