updated - May 18, 2013 Saturday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
Reports are saying that Ann Curry, of NBC's morning news program "Today," will receive $10 million as part of her settlement to leave the show, which may happen sometime by the end of June, said The New York Post on Monday.
Initially when Curry as promoted to cohost of "Today" last summer, she signed a three-year, $20 million contract, and as part of the deal, she would have been paid $10 million, said The New York Post. Now, word has been released that Curry will be paid solely to leave the show, and NBC is expected to make an announcement by the end of the week on who will take her spot at "Today."
Rumors have surfaced that former "Today" cohost Meredith Vieira was asked to return to her position, but had turned down the offer. Other names being thrown around to take the cohost position include Savanna Guthrie, who hosts the third hour of "Today" on NBC.
The New York Post states that NBC currently has no positions to give Curry, who is a 15-year veteran on the network, and no other television networks have expressed interest since the rumors of her being fired were released earlier in the month by The New York Times.
The publication proposed that Curry may, after some time off the air, return either as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, or turn to cable television, and possibly work for CNN, which reportedly is having its entire anchor and correspondent lineup changed, said The New York Post.
Curry has yet to comment about being asked to leave the show, or her general departure from "Today," though she commented on what she hoped was her possible future on the program with Ladies' Home Journal for their July issue.
"I've been at "Today" for 15 years and I'd love to make it to 20," Curry told Ladies Home Journal. "I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation."
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