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Will Ann Curry be saying goodbye to the Today Show soon, yes if you believe insiders. According to sources Curry will be replaced before the Olympics in London and a new co-anchor will be revealed. But Curry may still have a job with NBC, just not as a co-anchor on the Today Show.
According to NY Post,
Ann Curry’s days at “Today” are done.
Curry, 55 — who replaced Meredith Vieira as “Today” co-anchor just last June — is being moved off the morning show, most likely to another reporting job at NBC News, sources say.
The timetable to move Curry is fluid.
But an official decision could come down as soon as next week, the sources said.
Rumors of Curry’s precarious position on “Today” have been rampant the past few months, especially since April, when ABC’s “Good Morning America” beat “Today” in total viewers for the first time in 16 years after nibbling away at “Today’s” lead for nearly a year.
NBC locked up “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer in April with a multiyear deal reportedly worth $25 million annually.
Savannah Guthrie — who’s been co-anchoring “Today’s” third hour with Al Roker and Natalie Morales for the past year — is the odds-on favorite to replace Curry.
But no final decisions have been made, according to the sources.
The timing of Curry’s departure seems to be closely tied to the London Olympics, which NBC starts airing in late July.
“Today” will move to London for those two weeks and will be able to show off Curry’s replacement to the large, new audience expected to tune in.
NBC officials had no comment late yesterday.
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