Incoming CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker plans to hire ousted "Today’ co-host Ann Curry and would like to create an 8 p.m. show for her, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
That would mean Curry would take the time slot that currently airs Anderson Cooper’s "AC360," while Cooper would be given a new role as a "globetrotting" correspondent, the piece says.
Curry’s ouster from "Today" might help her appeal with audiences, given that many viewers feel sympathetic toward her, the piece adds.
A representative for CNN said, "There is no shortage of rumors about what Jeff will do. He doesn’t start until late January, and any speculation at this point is just silly.”
An NBC rep said Ann Curry is under contract with NBC News.