It wasn’t that long ago that NBC wanted Ann Curry to have a very public lunch with Matt Lauer. Executives at the Peacock Network hoped the lunch would help resurrect Lauer’s image which took a big hit after Curry’s ouster from the Today Show hosting chair.
Chances that the lunch will ever happen took a severe hit when Curry’s lawyers reportedly asked NBC to let her out of her contract. The assumption is Curry would go to NBC where for NBC Chief Jeff Zucker and Curry’s former Executive Producer is headed in February.
Julia Bricklin wrote in Forbes that the best way for NBC to boost Lauer’s image is to let her go to CNN. After all, if the network doesn’t value Curry’s work, why would it want to keep on paying her?
What do you think? From a business point of view, why should or why shouldn’t NBC let Curry go to CNN?