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Ann Curry

NBC's $10 MILLION MISTAKE

6/22/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ann Curry $$$.
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.

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151.

feltso gudinya    

deja vu all over again...remember the jane pauley/debra norville disaster? when will NBC stop embarassing their female anchors on the today show?...these executives are idiots. i watched debra norville take alot of unnecessary crap when she relaced jane pauley because the top brass at NBC handled the situation so poorly...maybe it is time for NBC to start having respect for women...i'd bet anything that once again this is the work of men who have no regard for women and their accomplishments...ann was great...it is lauer that lacks warmth...i am done with the today show which i have been watching since the barbara walters/hugh downs days...shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

846 days ago
152.

donna    

You're damn right, it makes sense. Should have paid her $20 million. -NBC could have saved a lot of money if would just boot Matt Lauer, wife cheater, off the Today Show.!!! What a jerk.

846 days ago
153.

Evelyn howard    

I loved Ann on the today show and i think they are making a big mistake I for 1 will now watch CBS

845 days ago
154.

Kari    

IS THIS WHY OUR CABLE BILLS ARE SO HIGH ? Why these enormous salaries ? It makes me sick while this country is deteriorating, tv personalities are making these insane salaries. HIre some everyday people & they would be glad to sit on the sofa & read a script for $25 or $30 k a year. IM SURE THEY WOULD. i WOULD.
Also, sick of that Baldwin dude - why are people still taking his photos ? Is anyone really interested.

845 days ago
155.

Janice    

NBC President Steve Capus was quoted as saying Ann Curry was "not right for the job". You are a pathetic executive. You knew that before you put her on the front line. You were just waiting to get her replacement. It is you that should go. It was despicable how it was handled. After 35 years of watching the Today Show I will now be saying Goodmorning to GMA. I will miss Al, Natalie and guest co-host Willie. They are professional's. Instead of blaming Ann why don't you come up with a format that does not repeat itself every 15 minutes?

844 days ago
156.

ELI    

Because Matt whats-his-name did not like her looks! Well just look at him! All he is is just an old fart!

843 days ago
157.

Reggie    

Matt Lauer is cut from the same cloth as his mentor Brian Gumble. I was looking forward to seeing Ryan Seacrest. Matt is full of himself and has very similar issues to Brian's years ago. Savannah is sweet and intelligent but she is better suited for hard hitting news.

843 days ago
158.

Stacy    

Why don't they get rid of Matt Lower. I'd much rather watch her than him. I miss her already. He really thinks he's something. Needs to get some hair implants or something to cover that head of his. I've stopped watching today since Ann left the show. We loved her

839 days ago
159.

Virginia    

Nutbroadcastings good old boys have cut off their nose to spite their face. Haven't watched and Today and won't ...maybe it will be gone tomorrow. The Olympics will not save this pathetic goodold boy network. Only getting rid of the good old cronies Matt and Steve Caputo MIGHT do that.

835 days ago
160.

Billie Velasco    

Matt Lauer and most males on the Today Show need/needed to be fired. The women have held their own and more. Why does every male become buttheads on that show? ABC and CBS don't have that problem. It's like a male-dominated network to find fault with the females instead of the real problem. Pathetic!

834 days ago
161.

styles    

HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!! how are your ratings now????

833 days ago
162.

Wendy Kennedy    

I am so disppointed that Ann was removed. I am truly considering switching to GMA! I do not care for Guthrie at all. SOOOO, good bye Today Show!

832 days ago
163.

ERNEST GREEN    

I NO LONGER WATCH THE TODAY SHOW SINCE N B C MADE A TRAGIC MISTAKE BY LETTING ANN GO! THE SO-CALLED ANCHORS NOW ARE TERRIBLE! ANN WILL BE MUCH BETTER OFF NOW THAT SHE IS NOT INVOLVED WITH THAT BUNCH. THE VERY BEST TO ANN CURRY!!!!

631 days ago
164.

PAULA ASARO    

ILOVED ANN AND MISS HER VERY MUCH I DONOT KNOW THE REAL STORY BUT YOU ALL MADE A MISTAKE LETTING HER GO AS A HOST
I MISS HER ALOT

557 days ago
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