NBC In Talks To Replace Ann Curry On 'Today' After One Year
Just last year, NBC's Ann Curry, 55, replaced Meredith Vieira, 58, on Today, joining Matt Lauer, 54, in hosting the popular morning talk show, which has consistently held the No. 1 ranking in morning news programs.
Curry previously worked the news desk at NBC, before being bumped up to co-host in June 2011. "Ann has been such a key member of this show for more than 15 years, has brought her warmth and her desire to tell important stories to Today," said Lauer on the air at the time.
In April, however, ABC's Good Morning America, anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, among others, knocked Today out of the number one slot for several weeks, ending Today's 16-year winning streak, reports the New York Times.
Network officials recently opened the discussion with Curry about finding a new position for her at the network, though the talks were kept confidential. NBC reportedly wants to resolve the matter and replace Curry as the co-host before they begin covering the Summer Olympics in late July. NBC has reportedly not determined who might replace Curry on Today, but Savannah Guthrie is a name that's being thrown around. Prior to Curry and Vieira before her, the co-host position was filled by Katie Couric, Deborah Norville and Jane Pauley.
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