Ann Curry Firing to Cost The Today Show Millions

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If/when Ann Curry gets fired from Today, it will cost NBC a pretty penny.

Actually, many pretty pennies. More pretty pennies than a celebrity gossip website knows how to count.

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Network insiders tell TMZ that Curry is definitely a goner next week, and that the ousting will cost NBC close to $30 million because the co-host signed a long-term contract in 2011 that guarantees her $10 million/year.

That number ought to soften the blow, huh?

Curry is also rumored to become a foreign correspondent for NBC News, a capacity that will involve... who cares?!? $30 million?!? YEESH!

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I've always found Ann to be very professional nd reliable. A little hard core at times but I never felt like she was wasting my time with trying to be cute. The news shows with the best ratings are the ones who pay the best salary to the best reporter. Whoever lands Ann next will be showing the most faith in her and will most definitely have much success to look forward to. Best wishes Ann! You didnt fail. You just outgrew them.


I can't stand uncomfortable situations on tv. On GMA, Lara makes everyone feel very uncomfortable in my opinion, i change the channel every time she comes on because she's embarrassing herself by saying such weird stuff. I don't watch the today show but if Ann curry lacks the chemistry that makes a successful show then she should move on. But its not Ann's fault!!! She was with for many years and for the today so to do what there doing is immoral and the rumours being spread are sad but ann's a strong woman and still comes to work with a smile and does her job like she has for the last decade so SHAME ON THE TODAY SHOW!!! I wish the best for Ann.


Any scapegoat is better than no scapegoat at all. It seems this is the thinking at NBC. Instead of placing blame on Mrs Curry you may need to blame the show itself. Ann is a bright spot on today. I hope the gets every dollar she and her lawyer thinks she is owed. Good luck on bigger and better things.


I like Anne Curry. I also like Matt Lauer. Anyway, Anne is wasted on Today. She sounds like a journalist--she thinks like a journalist--put her somewhere where her skills can be recognized. And lay off Lauer. Interestng how the negative comments about him here seem to come from simple minds..


Ann is not the problem, she's great ....when Meredith left they never replaced her.The other 2 gals are forgettable.. Ann is a bright spot on the show along with Al and Willard...lately I have been tuning in on GMA then tune back in for Kathy Lee and Hoda..funny Gals!!


I haven't watched Today in a few years. It just wasn't interesting anymore, but I do like Ann Curry. She is an excellent reporter and that is what she should be doing. Not silly stuff.


Great post Jerry! Having Ann, Willard and Al hosting would bring the ratings through the roof! How about it NBC? Have some balls! Chumps!


NBC...firing Ann isn't the reason for the slip in ratings. Keeping arrogant-arse Matt is! Warning: Really listen to your viewers. They are much smarter than you give them credit. GMA is where Ann belongs. GMA is gonna' dog you out in the ratings game! You will see! Resistance is futile...LMAO!


I thought the Today show had more class. Anne Curry should move GMA and help finish throwing the dirt on the Today show's grave.


Today has morphed from a news show to a fluff show. Ann is not the issue with ratings. Those in charge of the fluffy content are. I sincerely doubt I'll watch Today in the future if they fire Ann, making her a scapegoat for their poor programming decisions.

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