HUFFINGTON POST: Ann Curry’s Replacement Reportedly Named

Source: The Huffington Post

Savannah Guthrie has officially been asked to replace Ann Curry as the co-host of “Today,” according to multiple reports on Tuesday night.

The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times wrote that NBC News had formally offered the job to Guthrie, currently one of the hosts of the show’s third hour.

Guthrie was widely seen as the favorite to replace Curry, who has been the subject of intense media scrutiny ever since last Wednesday. That’s when news broke that, after a troubled year at “Today,” NBC was negotiating an exit deal with Curry.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Marisa Guthrie (no relation) wrote Tuesday that Curry will not leave NBC News entirely. She has been with the network since 1990, rising from Chicago correspondent to the co-host of one of the most iconic programs in television. Guthrie offered no details, but said Curry will be given a “substantial” role within NBC. It has been speculated that she will become a foreign correspondent — fitting for someone who has said she is a hard news journalist “at my core,” and who critics said seem less than enthralled by some of her fluffier duties on “Today.” (Curry will also reportedly be given at least $10 million to walk away.)

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