NBC discussing plan to remove Ann Curry as hostJune 21, 2012
In the midst of the first prolonged challenge to its morning supremacy in 16 years, NBC News is discussing a plan to remove Ann Curry as co-host of the "Today" show with Matt Lauer.
Curry, who has been with "Today" since 1997, replaced Meredith Vieira last June as Lauer's partner. Lauer agreed to a long-term contract this spring to stay with the show.
It's still uncertain whether Curry, who has discovered a passion for international reporting in recent years, will remain with "Today," according to a source with knowledge of the show who spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the source was not authorized to speak on the matter. The New York Times first reported the discussions about the possible change on Wednesday.
NBC News President Steve Capus and the "Today" executive producer, Jim Bell, did not immediately return requests for comment.
Savannah Guthrie, who co-hosts the show's third hour, is at the top of the list of Curry's possible replacements.
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