updated - May 18, 2013 Saturday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
As stories are going around that "Today" cohost Ann Curry might be booted out of her top spot as early as the coming weeks, the anchor opened up about where she'd like to see herself on the morning news program for the future.
Curry sat down with Ladies' Home Journal for their August issue, and as part of her cover feature, the "Today" host did not comment about what may happen to her on the show, but she did note where she'd like to be in a few years' time.
"I've been at "Today" for 15 years and I'd love to make it to 20," Curry told Ladies Home Journal. "I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation."
Part of the reason she may be booted out by NBC, in addition to rumors that cohost Matt Lauer did not like working with her, and the fact that NBC executives felt she was not good for the job, was that since she took on the "Today" show cohost gig, said The New York Times earlier this month, the program dropped from the top spot in morning news to second, behind ABC's "Good Morning America." Curry commented on how that affected her personally.
"It's hard not to take it personally," Curry told Ladies' Home Journal. "You worry, Am I not good enough? Am I not what people need? Am I asking the right questions? When people say negative things or speculate, you can't help but feel hurt. I know NBC pays my salary but I have never doubted who I work for. I think about the people who watch. They're the ones who matter to me. I want to feel I haven't dropped the ball when it comes to them."
Curry, despite stories that she has already been fired from "Today" is still on air this week with Lauer, and currently no confirmation has been made of her departure, whether it be a firing or otherwise. The issue of Ladies' Home Journal with Curry's cover story will be on newsstand's starting July 10.
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