I heard that Matt vetoed the idea of Ann Curry taking over the job. I don't think they gave a reason.
I watch about 10-15 minutes of various morning shows every day so it doesn't matter to me who's on the show. Let me add an adendum to that: As long as it's not Bryant Gumbel, it doesn't matter to me. Talk about the original tool and douche bag!
I like Katie better than Meredith, but I'll give Meredith a chance in those few minutes I actually see The Today Show every week. I do have respect for Meredith because of the way she and her husband deal with his illness.