After a year on the job, “Today” co-host Ann Curry may already be on the way out.
The New York Times reports that NBC executives are seriously looking to shake up the morning show, and are “readying a plan to replace” Ann Curry a year after she was promoted to co-host of the program. The report states that while plans have not been finalized, lower ratings for the iconic series and a rise in ratings for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which recently broke “Today’s” streak of weekly victories, have prompted potential changes.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter writes that Savannah Guthrie has been deemed as Curry’s likely successor. Guthrie currently serves as the show’s news anchor and is the co-host of the 9 a.m. hour of “Today.”
Curry replaced Meredith Vieira on the show last year, and NBC officials are reportedly discussing a different role for her in the organization. Those conversations are expected to be wrapped up before NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics starts at the end of next month.
Of course, “Today” mainstay Matt Lauer renewed his contract for the show earlier in the year, to much fanfare. Now, some executives believe that the changes to Curry’s position within the show and/or network could be officially announced as early as next week.