Ann Curry will get her walking papers from the "Today" show next week, and NBC will pay dearly for its blunder -- because network sources tell us she's under a contract that guarantees her $10 million a year.
Our sources tell us Ann signed a new contract almost a year ago to the day, when she took over as co-anchor of "Today." Under the deal, Ann gets a cool $10 mil, and it's a long-term contract. We're told she's guaranteed that amount for 3 years.
Network sources tell us ... the likely scenario is that Ann will become a foreign correspondent for NBC News.
Short story ... she'll be the first foreign correspondent who will rake in an amount equal to the gross national product of some of the countries she will cover.
NBC's $10 MILLION MISTAKE
6/22/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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