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CNN Boss Jeff Zucker

Sorry Ann ...

You're NOT Ready for Prime Time

1/29/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ann Curry ain't gonna be the next Anderson Cooper ... or Erin Burnett ... or even Piers Morgan ... 'cause TMZ has learned Jeff Zucker has NO INTEREST in offering her a prime time anchor job at CNN.

Well-connected network sources tell us ... reports that Zucker is courting Curry to be the next CNN star couldn't be further from the truth. Fact is, Zucker doesn't believe Curry is the answer to CNN's problems and is continuing the search elsewhere.  

As one source tells TMZ, "Ann has been sainted because of what happened to her [on "Today"].  The fact is ... she definitely can't carry a prime time show."

We're told it's possible Curry could come over to CNN to be something like a foreign correspondent, but it's "highly unlikely," because she's making around $10 mil at NBC and no way no how will Zucker pay anywhere near that.

Hey Ann ... things could be worse.

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16.

Truth    

...AND THAT LAME BRITISH ASS **** BLOKE PIERS MORGAN IS??? THAT ARSE HAS NEVER HAD HIGHER THAN 500K VIEWERS SINCE HE'S BEEN ON CNN... WUT AN EPIC FAIL FLOP THAT IS. SHIP THAT JACK ASS BACK ACROSS THE POND. NO WORRIES UPS... THE SHIPPING HAS BEEN PRE-PAID! POINT BLANK. #TRUTH!!

635 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

CNN said there ain't no hurry for Curry cause we don't want her.
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Phishie from Philly

635 days ago
18.

Davis    

Ann can work for me any day. I have a job for her right now. Anytime you need employment Ann I have a job for you.

635 days ago
19.

anony    

Jeez. She must have pissed off a lot of people at NBC.

635 days ago
20.

Lisa    

How does he know when she hasn't even had a chance. Give her a chance

635 days ago
21.

Faye    

It amazes me that this nimrod apparently thinks Piers Morgan is any good.

635 days ago
22.

BB not bb    

Ten million at NBC is nothing to scoff at. She doesn't even have to sit at a desk every day and pretend to be turned on by Matt Lauer. I think she is doing fine. She doesn't need CNN or any other job.


None of these reporters seem to write their own material. They seem like they are reading off prompters with the samed canned information and humor repeated on every show. They are talking heads and mouth pieces for the propaganda machine that they work for.


Since they can't report the news, maybe the only amusement that Matt has is pretending to be a leading man. Network news is so mind numbing that it makes you dumb, depressed, anxious and confused to the point that you stop functioning after watching it.

635 days ago
23.

CyndiChainsaW    

I thought she did good on NBC, considering g she had to put up with the rest of those yahoos. If she had her own anchor gig, I'd watch it.

635 days ago
24.

Cathie    

Boy are you wrong Mr. Zucker. Ann is exactly what CNN needs.

635 days ago
25.

emme    

Ann is great at reporting the news but not so much when she interviews others...she feigns interest and can't think really connect. She should stay where she is and count her money

635 days ago
26.

Jay W.     

I was under the impression it was Matt Lauer who wanted her out and that it had nothing to do with her reporting.

635 days ago
27.

Plever    

Before she was relieved of her duties as cohost with Matt, she took lots of flak for her delivery. She stumbled, stuttered, gushed. She was so frenetic and overly dramatic. That doesn't take away that she's an extremely likeable woman but she was painful to watch. She was great reading the news, though.

635 days ago
28.

dd    

Oh well he is telling the truth though, she is a great foreign correspondent..not so good as the main person.

635 days ago
29.

Aileen (Canada)    

Jeff Zucker, thank you! It has always been beyond my comprehension how Anne Curry got where she did in televison. She is awful when interviewing people. So falsly cloying and sugar sweet. The minute she came on, I would hurridly switch channels. I'm sure there are plenty fresh faces to choose for an anchor position at CNN....Anne Curry is a correspondent at best!

635 days ago
30.

PG    

Let's face it. Ann only became famous after her firing.

635 days ago
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