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‘Today’ Matt Lauer Urges NBC Execs to Break Ann Curry’s Contract

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Today’s Matt Lauer is reportedly urging NBC execs to let Ann Curry go from her contract with the network. In a RadarOnline report Jan. 14, the Today anchor is anxious for network bosses to release Curry from her contract so she can go to work for her friend and new bigwig at CNN.

A few weeks ago Ann Curry reportedly wanted out of her contract with NBC so she could take a coveted anchor spot in the Anderson Cooper prime time slot.

“Matt thinks that NBC should let Ann out of her contract so that she can take the CNN gig,” a source told RadarOnline. “He can’t imagine why the bosses are dragging their feet and are at a stalemate. It would allow Ann to get back on the air on a regular basis and everyone can move on from the debacle. Matt only wishes Ann the best and thinks it’s for the best if she were to take a job at another network.”

Nothing more has happened as far as what the status of Curry’s contract is. NBC is keeping mum at the moment.

“It’s just more of the same as far as Ann is concerned,” a source said recently. “She isn’t surprised that it’s radio silence from the suits of her desire to be let out of her contract.”

It’s even possible Curry might consider suing NBC if they don’t agree to let her out of the contract.

“Ann has clearly gotten the short end of the stick from NBC,” the source continued. “Ann’s reporting on air has been greatly diminished, and she is ready to move on. Ann’s lawyer is continuing to hope that NBC will do the right thing, but, if necessary, she will pursue a breach of contract lawsuit against NBC, and she would have an excellent case.”

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