Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

News anchor becomes the news

Ann Curry in the newsIt would be easier to name the media outlets that didn’t make note of NBC “Today” show anchor Ann Curry’s Commencement gaffe.

The fact that she named graduates from the “other” Wheaton College during our big day went viral just hours after the fact, starting with Twitter and Facebook.

And it was covered by just about everyone, including the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and U.S. News & World Report.

By the end of the week of merriment at her expense, Curry (who sent a letter of apology to the Wheaton community) recovered and poked fun at her own mistake on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

She redeemed herself by giving us a national shout-out and naming some of our own famous graduates. Her words of advice for avoiding such mishaps? “Never Google drunk,” she jokingly told the audience.

The good news is that everyone now knows exactly where we are located.