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NBC, ANN CURRY WRANGLE OVER HER PLANNED EXIT

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

If NBC is going to allow Ann Curry out of her contract so that she can accept an offer from Jeff Zucker to join CNN as a primetime host, she is going to have to agree to stay off the air for six months, RadarOnline reported today (Thursday). However, the gossip website, citing an unnamed […]

REPORT: NBC IGNORING CURRY’S REQUEST TO DEPART

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after reportedly asking NBC to let her out of her contract, Ann Curry is still waiting for a response, RadarOnline.com reported on Wednesday. The gossip website reported last week that Jeff Zucker, Curry’s old boss at NBC, where she was the news reader on the Today show for 14 years before becoming co-host […]

LAUER DIDN’T BOOT CURRY, I DID, SAYS TODAY EXEC PRODUCER

September 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC’s Today show, insists that it was he and not Matt Lauer who made the decision to replace Ann Curry with Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor. “He is the host and does not have management responsibility,” Bell told the New York Times. “It was not his call. That was my […]

GMA RETURNS TO NO. 1 IN THE A.M. (Updated)

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After falling behind NBC’s Today show during the Olympics by more than 1.5 million viewers, ABC’s Good Morning America has returned to the lead, taking over first place on Tuesday by a margin of 186,000 viewers and on Wednesday (the day of Robert Pattinson’s appearance) by 517,000 viewers. Meanwhile on Thursday, Today‘s weatherman, Al Roker, […]

EVEN WITH CURRY OUT, TODAY TUMBLES AGAINST GMA

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So it wasn’t Ann Curry after all, the latest Nielsen ratings for morning television appeared to suggest on Thursday. During the week before the Olympics — with Ann Curry out of the picture at the NBC morning show– ABC’s Good Morning America not only was rated No. 1 among total adults, as it had been […]

GMA BEATS TODAY FOLLOWING CURRY’S DEPARTURE

July 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Suggesting that Ann Curry may not have been the source of the Today show’s plunging ratings as NBC executives apparently believed, ABC’s Good Morning America tied the NBC morning show in the ratings last week — the first week after Curry’s dismissal — and on Monday of this week, which was officially Savannah Guthrie’s first […]

NBC NEWS CHIEF BLASTS NY TIMES CRITIC

July 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times has come to the defense of its TV critic, Alessandra Stanley, after her report on Ann Curry’s departure from the Today show was assailed by the president of NBC News as an example of sloppy journalism. Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter: “When a television critic writes a critique of a […]

GUTHRIE QUIETLY TAKES OVER ANN CURRY’S JOB

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after Ann Curry was ousted as co-host of NBC’s Today show, the morning show’s news reader, Savannah Guthrie quietly took her place. There was no special welcome for her and it wasn’t until after the show had already aired that Today‘s executive producer Jim Bell issued a statement saying that he was “thrilled […]

REPORTS: CURRY NOT SOURCE OF TODAY‘S DECLINE

June 29, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Several analysts have suggested that Ann Curry ended up as the scapegoat for numerous problems that have brought about the decline of ratings for NBC’s Today show. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times Jeffrey McCall, a communications professor at DePauw University, pointed the finger at NBC’s low-rated telecasts during primetime. “So few […]

“FIRED” CURRY SHOWS UP FOR WORK

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid widespread reports that she had been fired as cohost of NBC’s Today show, Ann Curry surprised many by showing up for work on the show as usual. The New York Times, which first reported on its website Wednesday afternoon that NBC executives were preparing to replace Curry as early as next week, said today […]

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