Matt Lauer is telling his bosses at NBC that his former TODAY co-anchor Ann Curry should be let out of her contract immediately so the respected journalist can take a job at CNN, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Matt thinks that NBC should let Ann out of her contract so that she can take the CNN gig,” a source tells Radar. “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.”
As previously reported, almost two weeks after Ann notified NBC executives that she wanted out of her contract, her bosses are still keeping her in the dark about whether they’ll release her so she can go to CNN.
Curry is hoping to make the move in February where she’d join her former TODAY boss Jeff Zucker, who is now running the cable news network.
Zucker has his eye on Curry to occupy Anderson Cooper‘s current 8 pm EST time slot.
Since Curry’s disastrous departure from TODAY this past summer, ratings on the once-dominant morning program have continually declined, allowing ABC’s rival Good Morning America to capture the #1 spot.