How It Happened: Over speculation that a drop in viewer ratings was the reason for Curry’s firing, the news anchor was let go of her position as co-host of the Today Show in 2012.
Where Are They Now: News of a possible position at CNN is brewing. Is she going to accept it?
How It Happened: During his stint as a football analyst on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” in 2003, Limbaugh commented on the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Buffalo Bills 23-13 win (mainly pointing out Donavan McNabb) stating: “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performances of this team that he didn’t deserve. The defense carried this team.” He stated his comments were not racially charged but “resigned” expressing “the great people at ESPN did not want to deal with this kind of reaction.”
Where Are They Now: Rush still hosts his talk radio segment “The Rush Limbaugh Show.”
How It Happened: Henry Bonsu, University of Oxford graduate, was “sacked” from his BBC radio talk show “because he failed to ‘connect’ with audiences, and listening figures for his slot had been low.” The Guardian reported in 2004 that David Robey, the station’s managing editor, said Bonsu’s intellectual approach “did not fit with the station’s agenda.” Bonsu’s show focused on issues that affect the black community.
Where Are They Now: Bonsu now provides commentary as a director and presenter on Colorful Radio.