ANN CURRRY’s NBC contract is not being renewed when it expires – sources.
Curry’s contract will NOT be renewed when it expires, the latest fallout after she was dumped as co-anchor of the AM chatter Today.
The 57-year-old veteran journalist’s contract with the network, where she is both National and International Correspondent/Anchor for NBC News and the Anchor at Large for TODAY, expires imminently, a source confirmed.
Network brass has formally advised Curry’s representative, high-profile Washington D.C. lawyer Robert Barnett, that her $12 million-a-year deal won’t be extended, the insider said.
Curry has been at the center of speculation about her future since the network’s botched handling of the co-anchor’s exit from TODAY in 2012.
Instead of a celebrated send-off with a highlight reel of Curry’s 15 years service on the one-time ratings juggernaut, she was given just five minutes at the close of the show, RadarOnline reported.
“There was a time very soon after Ann was fired from TODAY that it was inconceivable the network would let her go,” a source said.
After New York Times reporter Brian Stelter wrote his book “Top of the Morning” about the behind the scenes shenanigans at Today there was zero support from Ann’s former allies at the Peacock net.
“There was a lot of information in the book about what went on when Ann was let go from TODAY that only a few people were privy too.
“Conclusions were made, rightly or wrongly, about who the anonymous sources that provided the information to Stelter were.”