Ann Curry to CNN?
Reports: Former 'Today' co-anchor asking to be released from contract
Nearly a year after being unceremoniously demoted from "Today" show co-anchor to seldom-seen TV news reporter, Ann Curry is reportedly en route to a prominent anchor post at CNN. Radar Online is reporting that Curry has formally requested to be released from her NBC contract so that Jeff Zucker -- her former "Today" boss and the new CNN chief -- can hire her for the 8 p.m. slot currently occupied by Anderson Cooper. This development was first leaked by the New York Post on Dec. 12.
According to Radar Online, NBC execs are currently unwilling to release Curry. And if she were to up and quit, Curry would be bound by a two-year non-compete clause. However, the story notes, Curry's attorney believes that NBC breached its contract when it demoted her.
If the report is accurate, one of the happiest people could then be Matt Lauer. As we reported last week, Curry's former "Today" co-host has been suffering abuse from New Yorkers for his reported role in downing her star.
Would you watch CNN with Ann Curry anchoring the 8 p.m. slot? And would this development take Lauer off the hook?
"Today" airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
I find her smart, caring and simple a great person. I like her and the stories that she reports. NBC should let her go on to do bigger and better things. This is a great example of "when one door closes, another one opens". Or, "man's rejection is Gods protection".
Let her go NBC! I'm not watching again until you do.
I think their best series was The Today Show Takes a Vacation. It showed how well the cast worked together despite their differences.
The most provocative event for the show was the time a sixteen year old from the audience wanted to kiss Matt. I recall his words "Al that's got lawsuit written all over it". Shame on you Matt !.
I'll be watching for Ann on CNN. You sure held your self up Ann with the Sandy Hook shootings. You have true Humanitarian compassion.
Always liked Ann and she really seemed to care and i would watch her in her new venture!!!! I was a fan of The Today Show but not now!!!!!!!!
Matt Lauer...shame on you for getting rid of someone we love very much. I switched to GMA and so have all my friends Let Ann go! You demoted her for no reason and we have seen very little of her since For the life of me, I can not understand why Matt Lauer makes so much money. He is a sour, middle aged man with no wit or charm. And you thought it was ok to disrespect Ann Curry and just write her off and no one would notice or care.
WE CARE AND WE NOTICED AND HER FANS WILL FOLLOW HER.
YOU HAVE NO CHANCE OF INCREASING RATINGS AS LONG AS YOU BACK THE BACKSTABBING matt Lauer