Report: NBC Makes a Point of Getting Airtime for Ann Curry After Rumors Circulate That Her Job's in Jeopardy TheWrap
"NBC wants you to know that Ann Curry remains very much on the job: She’s reporting from the Central African Republic, a region many fear is on the brink of genocide," TheWrap.com reports.
The report adds: "In a striking contrast of First World and Third World problems, Curry is the subject of recent reports that NBC isn’t planning to renew her contract even as she covers a human rights crisis."
NBC has said it is mounting an "all-out counteroffensive" to restore its morning staple "Today" to the top of the ratings after it lost ground to "Good Morning America" -- just as the drama over Curry's ouster from the show was playing out in 2012. Now NBC is busy denying reports that her future with the network is in jeopardy, TheWrap notes.
"But nothing speaks louder than an international assignment to cover legitimate news," the story reports. "Curry is aggressively covering the crisis, filing reports and tweeting about camps of displaced people, a little girl lost in a camp of 100,000 people, and women waiting in a Doctors Without Borders clinic.
"In one of her reports, Amy Martin, head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in CAR, described the region as 'like Darfur, plus anarchy.'”