Ann Curry Wants To Take Over Anderson Cooper’s Slot At CNN

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Ann Curry wants out of her NBC contract to join forces with her old boss at CNN.

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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” showsupposedly due to low ratings after GMA took a ratings lead over the show – and transitioned over to a foreign correspondent position for the network. 

The move didn’t fare well with viewers as ratings for the show continued to plummet leaving GMA number one and allowing it to win its first sweeps month in nearly 20 years

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.  

The cable network hit a 20-year primetime low in May of last year. After second quarter results showed the network had its lowest ratings since 1991, CNN chief Jim Walton resigned in July

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. 

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