You got to give Ann Curry some credit. After all, she IS the co-host of “The Today Show” on NBC. She keeps her composure when reporting on all the massacres from far-flung places like the Congo, Iraq, and Darfur, and she is also willing to share a laugh with the likes of Al Roker, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Vieira.
What sent shock waves through the — well, waves — was the commencement speech she gave at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She came to the college for its 175th commencement address seeking to take shots at alums like “60 Minutes” correspondent Leslie Stahl and evangelist Billy Graham to name a few. Unfortunately, Stahl and Graham was among the alums of ANOTHER Wheaton College in Illinois.
To those expecting a video of Ann Curry’s gaffe on camera, the school had two words for you — too bad. “We didn’t want to broadcast misinformation,” Wheaton spokesman Michael Graca told the Boston Globe, adding that Curry “gave a great speech. She went out of her way to meet with students before her speech and to get information about the college.”
Ann Curry wasn’t the first news anchor to face such a verbal misstep and she sure as hell ain’t the last.