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.
Since NBC treated Curry so badly, then they should let her out of the contract. CNN is very wise to hire Curry. I have always liked her. I have watched the Today Show for the last 50 years, until Curry was dismissed. Now I watch CNN.
Yes, I would absolutly watch Ann Curry. If NBC is so inclined not to let her out of her contract why did they release her from the Today Show.? Granted Matt Lauer was the instigator but just who is the boss..Lauer or NBC? NBC should downsize the prima donna Lauer. What exactly does he do anyway? I keep my fingers crossed for Ann Curry.
NBC will lose alot more viewers if they do not let Ann Curry out of her contract. I, myself, stopped watching Today Show when Curry left.
Yes I would absolutely watch Ann Curry on CNN. Ever since NBC treated her so disrespectfully I have refused to watch the Today show or support it's cast in any form or fashion. Ms. Curry was never afforded a fair opportunity to settle into the new role and I blame that fact on Matt Lauer who I especially will not support. This whole matter smells of racism in the worse way. Now to hear that NBC might not let her pursue other opportunities where her skills and talents will be appreciated adds insult to injury. I hope she comes out on top - in this mess. If you ever read this Ms. Curry I have followed you on the Today show for years and always thought you were great. Count me in when you get over to CNN.
him. Does he really think things will ever be better for him, I think not. I am a firm believer that the Bad comes back to you the same as the good. NBC needs to release Ann after what was done and she should receive all benefits that were offered to her. Good Luck Ann Love You