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 really miss Ann Curry on the Today show. Firing her was a big mistake. I am glad that it will cost NBC a lot of money!!! They will come to regret their bad mistake. The show is not not nearly as good without Ann.

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I've watched the Today show for years...But, I do miss Ann and I too think it was a big mistake to fire her! She was always sincere, warm and represented a more mature attitude. To replace her with a younger, lesser known, Savannah destroyed the chemistry and balance on the show. I'm very disappointed and I can't say that I watch it as much as I did before. Good luck to you Ann!

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The TODAY show is history without Ann Curry. Have to find a new show. It would be nice if Al & Ann started their own show. They are the only two personalities that I watched the show for. Today is History!!!!

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Ann was great. Matt is a fraud. I no longer watch Today after 50 yrs.

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@ Sue

I no longer watch after 10 years. I just can't after what they did to Ann. The show isn't fun any more.

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I was both disgusted and disappointed at the firing of Ann Curry. I've watched the Today Show for twenty five years but am not interested in watching the paper doll that they've hired to replace her. I will be watching the ABC morning show from now on and am delighted that NBC will be paying through the nose to honor Ann's contract.

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@ Maureen McLaughlin

Huge mistake firing Ann Curry, especially they way they did it! She is an outstanding interview journalist and in no way was the cause of the shows rating drop. I've watched this show (with preference) for 30 years or more, but not anymore.

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what's wrong with NBC? First Sue Simmons then Ann Curry! GMA and CBS at 11pm.

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Ann Curry you were the reason I watched that show, what was it called? Without you the show is forgettable!

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I was very upset in the manner Ann was dropped from the Today show. The fact that someone thinks that Savannah G could replace Ann is ridiculous. She comes off as a teenie bopper with no credibility.

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I miss you Ann!! The Today show is just not the same without you because now it's missing heart & compassion. I won't be watching Today show anymore as of 7/30/12. God Bless you, Ann.

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yes i am 68 yrs old and between school and before going to work a morming over the years i have been a fan of today.no more for me.what they did to ann was cruel and needless.i to am tired of mat lauer and i find it a coincidence that ann was dismissed just after lauer anounced he was going to stay with today hummmm. it must have been mats request to get rid of ann for him to stay with show.mat im glad i dont watch any longer u pompas ass.i even change chanel if the show is on a tv at the gym.totally fed up.good luck ann.

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Ann Curry Photo Ann Curry took over a The Today Show co-host in 2011. But ratings slipped for that iconic morning program in early 2012 and Curry found... More »
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