"NBC executives are readying a plan to replace Ann Curry on the ‘Today’ show, only a year after she became the co-host of the iconic franchise," reports Brian Stelter on The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog, in a major scoop.
The story continues, "The planning — which is taking place in secret and has not been finalized — is effectively an admission that all is not well at ‘Today,’ the show that invented morning television 60 years ago and has inspired countless lower-rated competitors since. ‘Today’ consistently ranked No. 1 in the morning ratings until this spring, when ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ beat it for several weeks."
Stelter adds, "At NBC, information about the talks with Ms. Curry is being closely held between Jim Bell, the executive producer of ‘Today’; Steve Capus, the president of NBC News; and Steve Burke, the chief executive of NBCUniversal, which is controlled by Comcast. A spokeswoman for NBC News said the network declined to comment."
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