facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ex-'Today' anchor Ann Curry seeks release from NBC contract

Jan. 2, 2013 at 4:36 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. broadcast journalist Ann Curry has formally asked NBC to release her from her contract so she can take an anchor job at CNN, RadarOnline reported.

NBC demoted Curry last summer from "Today" show co-anchor to correspondent in an effort to shake things up after the popular morning program started to slip in the ratings.

"Ann wants out of her contract, big time," the website quoted an unnamed source as saying. "She has formally asked her attorney to explore exit options from the network. However, NBC bosses have indicated they are unwilling to release Ann from the contract."

Radar said Curry's pact with NBC includes a non-compete clause, which prevents her from working at a competing news outlet for two years if she quits.

However, her lawyers contend NBC violated the terms of her contract by booting Curry out of the "Today" anchor's chair.

TVGuide.com said Curry is in line to fill the CNN time slot currently held by Anderson Cooper.

Cooper and the cable network recently announced his talk show would not return next season.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Spider-Woman #1 causes controversy with booty-centric cover art
2
Hayden Panettiere confirms pregnancy during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
3
Jill Duggar, husband Derick Dillard expecting first child
4
Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese's 'Rock 'n' Roll' set robbed
5
Steven Tyler releases song from 'Sin City' soundtrack
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback