The Today Show got rid of Ann Curry back in 2012, but the details surrounding her departure have only recently started to come to light. The latest has former Today host Katie Couric saying she was asked to come back.
Speaking on Howard Stern’s show, Couric said that Matt Lauer approached her in 2011 about coming back to the morning talk show. The plan was to have her host a daytime talk show as well as the morning news.
At some point during those talks, the plans to have Couric come back were ditched. In her own words, the plans “evaporated.” After Curry’s firing, Lauer started hosting Today alongside Savannah Guthrie.
Despite that, she says that The Today Show was a great experience for her. She even said it was the “best job.”
Another fun fact, Couric says that she had a “crush” on Lauer before he joined The Today Show.
Here’s the relevant part of the interview with Stern courtesy of The Daily Mail: