We don't write about network news stuff very often, but when NBC gets ready to can Ann Curry only a year after promoting her to replace Meredith Vieira as co-host of the Today show, we guess we should tell you about it. Something tells us Matt Lauer has something to do with that one.
The New York Times says the network is getting ready to jettison Curry after it lost its footing at the top of the heap for morning news shows to ABC's Good Morning America. The paper says network officials are looking to give her a different job before the London Olympics began, which got the 55-year-old looking for a lawyer to represent her in talks.
She's since hired Robert B. Barnett, who represented Christiane Amanpour when she was taken off ABC's This Week to a foreign correspondent to the network, the Times reports. She must be concernced, since she hasn't been using an agent for awhile now.
"She got her dream job, and she doesn't want to let it go," an unnamed source told the Times. That may be too bad, because after 14 years as a correspondent, she's apparently shown she can't fill the big desk. NBC seems really mad Robin Roberts got that President Obama gay marriage scoop.