One of the fixtures of morning television has reportedly turned down a "big contract" to replace Ann Curry as co-host on NBC’s "Today," reports TMZ.com.
The website reports that Meredith Vieira — who co-anchored “Today” for six years and also helped get the ABC morning show “The View” off the ground — received a secret offer from NBC about two weeks ago, but wasn’t interested.
More recently, Vieira has been a contributor to NBC’s “Dateline” and “Rock Center.”
As previously reported, Savannah Guthrie, who co-hosts the third hour of "Today," is at the top of the list of contenders to replace Curry.
In case you missed it, click here to see what appeared to be an inadvertently pointed graphic that was presented under the image of Curry on Thursday’s "Today" show.