NBCs Ann Curry Gets to Sit in The Big Chair on Air

(Part XI) Reinvent Your Game, Future-Proof Your Dreams: (Old-School Flava)
How Celebs & Pros Go from Played-out to Poppin’ Again!

Meredith Vieira said bye-bye to the Today Show gang. After five years as co-anchor, she called it quits. Viera got the job when Katie Couric left for CBS News. At the time, Curry was a regular fill-in for Couric. But Vieira left ABCs The View to land the job. Was Curry disappointed for not getting the nod?

In the meantime Curry worked on reinventing herself. She sucked it up and focused on raising her game. Curry would take non-sexy International assignments. She would report from places not often seen in the mainstream. This was her way of re-creating and broadening her appeal.

Some say she developed a down-to-earth realness as a Journalist. This caused viewers to take another look at how she delivered news with a human touch. Her enthusiasm might have appeared over-done. But the way she began to relate and inter-relate gained her high marks among her peers.

Think of where she was five years ago as a fork in the road, maybe even a career do or die. She could have left NBC for new opportunities. Curry decided to work on herself. This helped to resuscitate her career. The result was like bringing the severely wounded back to life after an earthquake. 

Curry turned her disappointment into something good. She elevated her attitude in order to reach a new altitude. She has proven her skill in reporting. She has grown in stature among her peers. That’s why Curry is now the Today Show Co-anchor. But what really shines through is her sense of gratitude.


(Part XI) Reinvent Your Game, Future-Proof Your Dreams: (New-School Flava)
How Celebs & Pros Go from Played-out to Poppin’ Again!

Meredith Vieira said bye-bye. The Today Show gang wanted to cry. After five years as co-anchor. She left with little or no rancor. Vieira took over after Katie Couric said yes. For greener pastures with CBS. But Vieira beat-out Curry for the top job. She was so disappointed she could sob.

In the meantime Curry was reinventing. Spending as little time venting. Sucked it up to focus on her game. Taking non-sexy assignments not for the fame. As seen on an International story. That was not tied to mainstream glory. Re-creating and broadening her appeal. Reporting with lots of zeal.

She became down-to-earth real. As a Journalist you could feel. Others started to take another look. Curry was becoming like an open book. Delivering news with the human touch. Showing enthusiasm that appeared over-done as such. Better relating through the years. Gaining high marks with her peers.

Back then she hit a fork in the road. She did not panic and implode. Curry could have left NBC. For new opportunities with cable TV. But decided to settle down. Thinking smile not frown. This helped resuscitate her career. Putting herself in a new gear. Coming back from like the worst earthquake of the year.

Curry turned disappointment into something good. Many knew she could. She elevated her attitude. Reaching for a higher altitude. Proving her skill in reporting. With “best-in-class” audience supporting. That’s how Curry earned peer platitude. Shining through with a sense of gratitude. 

Tip: Reinventing yourself means turning a disappointment into something as miraculous as raising your career from the dead.

Talkback: How much will Vieira be missed or Curry be kissed now that the Big Chair has changed?

Coming Soon: “Star Power Upload: Why Mentors, Role Models and a few Sidekicks Make You Shine!”

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