The bad blood between NBC and Ann Curry continues, as the suits reportedly won’t allow her to conduct live interviews on the network. According to the New York Post, this is apparently an effort to further marginalize the former Today Show co-host.
Curry holds the title of NBC News national and international correspondent/anchor and is subject to a long-term contract with the network. She supposedly has developed good relationships with A-list celebrities that translates or could translate to significant on-air interviews.
“But although she’s been filing reports for NBC News programs including Rock Center with Brian Williams, sources said she’s been barred from doing live interviews.
“One source said, ‘There’s growing friction because she’s been pushing for live interviews, but NBC will only air her taped interviews, presumably so they can edit them.’ ”
” … It seems NBC brass were not amused when Curry refused Matt Lauer’s attempts at small talk in her first live return to Today following her public beheading last August, when he said, ‘Nice to see you,’ and she practically grimaced.”
As The Inquisitrhas previously reported, Curry apparently would like to jump to CNN which is now run by her former boss Jeff Zucker, but NBC is playing hardball. NBC wants Curry to remain off the air for six months before joining another media outlet in exchange for letting her out of her contract. But Curry, who has all but secured a job with CNN, doesn’t want to wait that long.
Do you think NBC has a vendetta against Ann Curry, and if so, why? How long do think it will be before Ann Curry and NBC finally part ways?