Let me go! Ann Curry begs NBC to release her from contract so she can take over Anderson Cooper’s 8pm slot on CNN
- Curry’s attorney is exploring her exit options and will argue that her demotion from Today in April was a breach of contract
- If she quits without NBC’s approval, she is banned from taking another news job for two years
- Incoming CNN boss Jeff Zucker wants to hire Curry to help him rejuvenate the fledgling news station
Ann Curry is begging NBC bosses to let her out of her contract so she can accept a high-profile anchor job at CNN.
Curry 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.
‘If 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 insider said.
Zucker, 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.