Ann Curry Begs NBC To Release Her From Her Contract
MAILONLINE.COM - Ann Curry is begging NBC bosses to let her out of her contract so she can accept a high-profile anchor job at CNN.
is reportedly earmarked for Anderson Cooper's coveted 8pm slot at the
rival TV station by her former Today show boss, Jeff Zucker, who will
take over as president of CNN Worldwide in February.
If she quits without the green light from NBC, a clause in her contract bans her from working for any other news outlet.
'Ann wants out of her contract, big time,' a source close to the situation told RadarOnline. 'She has formally asked her attorney to explore exit options from the network.'
But the website claims NBC bosses are unwilling to release Curry without a fight.
Ann were to just quit, there is a non-compete clause, which would
prohibit her from working for another news outlet for two years,' the
previously executive producer at the Today show and one-time head of
NBC Universal, wants to put Curry in the prime-time 8pm slot currently
occupied by Anderson Cooper, RadarOnline reported.
Curry's lawyers are arguing that her dramatic demotion from Today in April was in fact a breach of her contract terms by NBC.
lawyer feels that there is a very strong case to be made that NBC has
breached terms of the deal because Curry was demoted from TodaToday is set to finish the year
trailing its rival Good Morning America. Curry was dumped as co-anchor
of the NBC morning show after Today lost its top spot, as
bosses thought a fresh face may bring back viewers.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:07 GMT
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