NBC News Denies Report Ann Curry Is Leaving

NBC News Denies Report Ann Curry Is Leaving

Radar Online says NBC won't renew former “Today” host's contract

NBC News says a report that Ann Curry's contract won't be renewed is “completely untrue.”

“It's completely untrue, and, as a matter of fact, she's going on a big assignment for NBC News this week,” a network spokeswoman told TheWrap.

See video: Ann Curry Lands First Interview With New Iranian President 

Radar Online reported Monday that the 57-year-old anchor's contract, which it said expires imminently, will not be renewed. The site said NBC has notified Curry’s representative that her $12 million-a-year deal won’t be extended.

Curry was removed from NBC's “Today” in 2012. The network was widely criticized for mishandling Curry's exit, prompting her co-host, Matt Lauer, to criticize media coverage of her exit.

See video: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie Say Goodbye to ‘Today’ Set With Mostly Ann Curry-less Retrospective 

“The way the media treated what happened with Ann Curry was a disappointing learning experience,” Lauer said. ”I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor and treat it as a fact.”

 

  • Jim

    I heard she's gonna start her own cable news network,

    C Ann Ann.

  • troche565

    I hope not. In my opinion she is very good. They might be looking for someone younger thus adding to the possibility of a change.

  • TiredofToday

    Today show is on their last leg. Ann I am sure ABC would love to have you! You have the same spirit and energy of Robin Roberts. Today would still be in the running with GMA if they allowed you to be you! GMA is the best!

  • rfrh

    Is NBC capable of making a good decision? This seems like one more bad choice piled on a mountain of bad choices. Is anyone really in charge? Have they stopped talking with each other and talked with their current and former audience members?

  • name

    You know who produced Today way back when she started reading news as Matt took Bryant's place on the couch. That's right, the Zucker!. Maybe she'll end up on CNN or HLN. He said changes will continue in 2014, Ann could start this spring while waiting for Katie to start in the fall. Maybe they'll co-anchor together. just teasin’ lol

  • saintgauden

    Curious what happened between her and NBC execs. Something's being left out of these stories, a good reporter would dig around and find out what it is. An ok anchor is suddenly forced out, sent into a kind of exile until her contract expires, and then given the shaft while she's 1,000,000 miles from home. Something's up with NBC or this woman.