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Not only does Jeff Zucker reportedly want Ann Curry over at CNN, but it appears Curry wants in at the network as well. Curry has asked NBC to be released from her contract in order to make the move, according to Radar Online.
Back in June, Curry was ousted from her position as co-anchor on NBC’s “Today” show – supposedly due to low ratings after GMA took a ratings lead over the show – and transitioned over to a foreign correspondent position for the network.
Zucker was formerly Curry’s boss when he was executive producer of the “Today” show and then head of NBC Universal.
The plan for Curry has reportedly been to give her Anderson Cooper’s coveted 8 p.m. slot.
CNN’s ratings have taken a big hit in the past year.
Zucker is reportedly hoping Curry can help turn ratings around on the struggling network.
Radar reports Curry can’t outright quit as a clause in her contract would prevent her from working at any other news outlet.