ANN CURRY bound to NBC so no reunion with her old TODAY boss at cable newser.

Former TODAY co-anchor Ann Curry’s's old boss, Jeff Zucker, is now running CNN and any hopes the popular journo had of joining him at the first 24 hour fledging cable news net is now up in smoke.

"Ann would love to enter formal talks to explore the opportunity of working at CNN for Jeff Zucker, but NBC has told her lawyer that the Peacock network won't let her out of her contract.

“Ann wouldn't necessarily jump ship because there is just as much tumult at CNN as there is at NBC in the news division,” an insider told

"It's a frustrating situation for Ann because she has been at NBC for over 15 years, but she is basically just being kept in the background, and not being utilized."

Many still blame the once genial Matt Lauer for her exit.