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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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31.

Slomoshun    

Why does she get paid that absurd amount of money? She reads off a teleprompter into a microphone. I mean..she's not even good looking so wth makes her deserve that much cash?

768 days ago
32.

Fat Mike    

That sort of money would keep me in donuts for weeks

768 days ago
33.

Laurie123    

Ann is too smart to share a desk with Matt, that's the real problem. She is definitely the more talented of the two. If it wasn't for Katie Couric, Matt would be nothing. Sitting next to her, he gained popularity and credibility. Savannah? She's very smart, a lawyer - but no chemistry with Matt. I don't see any. Long story short, get rid of Matt.

768 days ago
34.

JimmyB    

Are just supposed to ASSUME the reasom?

How about doing a complete story? Are ratings down enough that these fools are willing to throw out $30M?

NBC has a habit of making lousy decisions...Just ask Conan.

768 days ago
35.

Pimpcessa    

Please tell me they aren't paying Curry 10 mil a year. They mean 10 mil total over 3 years right?

768 days ago
36.

heheheheheheheheheh    

Another, liberal, 1%er left to fend for herself on the street, I guess.

768 days ago
37.

Amber    

I haven't watched the show since Katie Couric left! And esp since they put Kathie Lee on the air... No thanks! Good Morning America works for me.

768 days ago
38.

FLO    

keeo her get rid of matt lauer

768 days ago
39.

BB not bb    

Chemistry, that sounds like the job of the producers to create, not the star. They make it sound like a love affair and she is being rejected due to lack of attraction. That is kind of demeaning towards women. Do they ever fire the man for not having chemistry? What does that even mean, that they want her to act turned on and excited by him? That is so sleazy and tacky.

768 days ago
40.

deanne    

Poor Ann...I think the best word that describes her on "Today" is Awkward...

768 days ago
41.

schoen1    

Matt is the problem and he's not even fun to look at anymore. Ann is too classy to work with him, but being a foreign correspondent could be problematic for her, with a husband and children.

768 days ago
42.

Joybubble55    

Get rid of Matt ..... Who the heck wants to work with him. He thinks he is God.... Not..... Not

768 days ago
43.

George    

Matt Lauer is a ********...

768 days ago
44.

Who Knew    

Sounds like the deal Conon got good for her.

768 days ago
45.

stonechops    

Good on her, I like Ann. Is it my understanding with a three year contract with one down, there will be a 20 million dollar payout?

768 days ago
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