Saturday, May 25, 2013
After a rocky first year as co-anchor of the Today show, it looks like NBC execs are looking to shake things up with co-anchor Ann Curry. The New York Times reports that Curry and network executives have been discussing a change for weeks, and sources say that some sort of arrangement will be finalized before NBC begins coverage of the Summer Olympics in late July. Today consistently is number one in the morning show rankings, but it was unseated last spring by Good Morning America. Because it's such a cash cow for the network, head honchos began taking action immediately to make changes and get the show back on top. Curry, who has been on the show in other capacities for 14 years, seemed to be the place to start, according to the Times. Others being considered for the job are Savannah Guthrie, who hosts the 9:00 a.m. hour of the show, and even Meredith Vieira, who left the spot open for Curry to take. Vieira has said she wouldn't return to the show, however. Not all the unhappiness is one-sided, sources say. Curry reportedly misses her foreign correspondent duties, such as reporting from Darfur and Haiti. But insiders also say, "She got her dream job, and she doesn't want to let it go."