TMZ is reporting that NBC correspondent and former Today host Ann Curry won’t be going to CNN. It has been widely reported that she was being recruited by her former NBC boss, Jeff Zucker, who is taking over CNN as President in February.
Sources described by TMZ as “well-connected network sources” say Zucker has no interest in Curry and doesn’t think she can help solve CNN’s rating woes.
“Ann has been sainted because of what happened to her [on “Today”]. The fact is … she definitely can’t carry a prime time show.” an unnamed source has been quoted as saying.
Curry is currently under contract by NBC and could not go to CNN without the Peacock network’s permission. Relations between the network and Curry have been frosty since she was dismissed as Today host.