Ann Curry Whispers to Stephen Colbert What She Can’t Say About Her Today Show Dismissal

By Chris Ariens 

Ann Curry was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night promoting her new show We’ll Meet Again, which premieres tonight on PBS.

But much of the conversation was about Curry’s past in TV news, from being the first female reporter in a “cigar smoke-filled” newsroom in Oregon, to her sudden 2012 departure from the Today show, and what role Matt Lauer played in it.

“Oh wait. Do you have a non-disclosure agreement?,” Colbert asked, after posing a question about Lauer. “I do. But I can talk. I’m bold,” said Curry.


“What are the words you can’t say? Whisper them in my ear,” Colbert said. WATCH:

The Late Show continues on a ratings roll. Last week it averaged 3.31 million viewers topping The Tonight Show by +26 percent (2.95 million). Season-to-date, Colbert’s show is up +30 percent in viewers (3.83m from 2.95m) and up +13 percent in the adults 25-54 rating (0.9 from 0.8).