NBC Blocked Ann Curry From Sending Sympathy Tweet To Sick GMA Anchor Robin Roberts

on March 26 2013 1:22 PM
Ann Curry
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which 20 children lost their lives, an online campaign spearheaded by Ann Curry has grown into “26 Acts of Kindness,” an initiative to give back following the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Wikimedia Commons

The ugly details over Ann Curry’s departure from NBC’s “Today Show” last year continues to make headlines.

In an exposé published March 25 in New York magazine, author Joe Hogan reveals that even after Ann Curry was removed as co-host, the network blocked her from sending a sympathy tweet to Robin Roberts from “Good Morning America” who left the ABC morning show to seek treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

According to the article, NBC was “afraid she was trying to aid the enemy.”

Ann Curry, 56, was dropped from the popular morning show last June. Her co-host Matt Lauer has been blamed for her firing and the show’s ratings have taken a hit ever since, Fox News reports.

Since the scandal, Curry’s Twitter account, which has more than 1.3 million followers, has become an outlet for the respected journalist. After the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Curry sent out this tweet that started a “pay it forward” movement:

ann curry  Twitter

The hashtag #26Acts spread on social media where people shared good deeds performed in honor of the 20 children and their six teachers who were killed in the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree on December 14.

This wasn’t the first time the seasoned journalist used Twitter for good.

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Curry took to Twitter to convince the U.S. Air Force to let Doctors Without Borders land planes in the disaster-stricken country.

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