Ann Curry begs NBC to release her from her contract, according to a news story released on Mon., Dec. 31, 2012. Why does the former "Today Show" anchor want to be released from her NBC contract? According to a report by Daily Mail, she has a very good reason for seeking her freedom. CNN has offered her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take over the 8 p.m. time slot currently held by the popular Anderson Cooper.
Why doesn't Ann Curry just quit? Her contract reportedly stipulates that she is banned from accepting another news anchor job for two years if she quits. That's why Ann Curry is begging NBC to be released from the contract. If they let her go willingly, she will be free to accept the coveted position with CNN.
An unnamed source spilled all the details to Radar Online. "Ann wants out of her contract, big time. She has formally asked her attorney to explore exit options from the network. However, NBC bosses have indicated they are unwilling to release Ann from the contract. If Ann were to just quit, there is a non-compete clause, which would prohibit her from working for another news outlet for two years."
When Ann Curry was first fired from "The Today Show," it was rumored that she was fired over fashion and footwear, of all things. That was the shocking claim the former "Today" host made in an interview with Ladies' Home Journal. Curry told LHJ, "One day I wore a multicolored dress and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam. But I chose it because I thought, This will perk up America."
Ann Curry also said her choice of footwear on the show was influenced by unnamed bosses who wanted her to wear heels. They were allegedly displeased when Curry tried to introduce sensible footwear to her on-air wardrobe. "I’m encouraged by my bosses to wear these ridiculously high-heeled shoes because women say, ‘I love your shoes!’ So if it makes women happy, I’ll wear them. But I’m still going to be me… I’ve tried to wear clogs and flats on TV and it hasn’t gone well with my bosses.”
If Ann Curry begs NBC to release her from her contract, she could be CNN's newest hot anchor. Will you watch her on CNN?