- Curry’s attorney is exploring her exit options and will argue that her demotion from Today in April was a breach of contract
- If she quits without NBC’s approval, she is banned from taking another news job for two years
- Incoming CNN boss Jeff Zucker wants to hire Curry to help him rejuvenate the fledgling news station
New York (MorichesDaily) — Ann Curry allegedly asked the Today show to let her out of her contract so she can make the move as a high-profile journalist at CNN, replacing Anderson Cooper in the coveted 8pm time slot.
NBC just won’t give Ann Curry a break it seems after first firing her as “Today Show” co-anchor with Matt Lauer in the spring of 2012, to now refusing to let her out of her contract, though Ann Curry begs NBC to release her.
Curry is reportedly earmarked for Anderson Cooper’s coveted 8pm slot at the rival TV station by her former Today show boss, Jeff Zucker, who will take over as president of CNN Worldwide in February.
A source recently told The New York Post that Cooper could transition to a ‘Christiane Amanpour role’ as a globetrotting correspondent, if Curry bumped him from his spot.
If she quits without the green light from NBC, a clause in her contract bans her from working for any other news outlet.
‘Ann wants out of her contract, big time,’ a source close to the situation told RadarOnline. ‘She has formally asked her attorney to explore exit options from the network.’
Still Ann Curry’s lawyer is not giving up yet, arguing the manner in which she was fired from the “Today Show” in was contrary to her contract terms by NBC.
‘Ann’s lawyer feels that there is a very strong case to be made that NBC has breached terms of the deal because Curry was demoted from Today…furthermore, Ann has basically been sequestered from appearing on the network. Yes, she has been doing some work that has been assigned to her, but it hasn’t been steady.’
But the NBC bosses are unwilling to release Curry without a fight.
‘If Ann were to just quit, there is a non-compete clause, which would prohibit her from working for another news outlet for two years,’ the insider said.
Matt Lauer is reportedly still getting flack from fans over Ann Curry’s “Today Show” ouster but still NBC refuses to let Ann out of her contract.
What do you think? Should NBC let Ann go?