First of all, IMHO, Ann Curry's talent and sincerity have always been her strong points, especially this morning! I think that Today's current problems are more deeply rooted in some of the subjects and the way they are being presented, than in what Ann did or did not contribute as a Co-Host. In a sense, Katie Couric's resignation several years ago, set this scenario in motion. I've been a Today Show viewer for decades, and it was obvious to this viewer, regardless of your opinion of Katie, that Matt and Katie were the strongest lead team that NBC ever had the fortune to put together. If Katie had stayed, Ann Curry would, most likely, still have been the lead newsreader and pinch hitter, a role she played very well and seemed very comfortable in. But again, I feel Today's current woes are not because of any single regular on air talent, but, possibly, a result of the more "tabloid" approach the program has taken. After 15 years, and a great exit deal from Today, plus a continued role on NBC, I'm confident Ann will do very well!