Ann Curry Lawyered Up for Transition from Today

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Ms. Curry at Cannes.

Today host Ann Curry has hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations with NBC as the network transitions her to a new job within the company, reports The New York Times.

Morning show watchers think Ms. Curry and her recently re-upped co-host Matt Lauer’s lack of chemistry has contributed to the longtime front-runner getting beat by rival Good Morning America this spring.

Her most likely replacement is 9 a.m. host Savannah Guthrie, and Ms. Curry is said to be interested in a newsier post, perhaps as a foreign correspondent. Mr. Barnett brokered a similar deal for Christiane Amanpour, who left ABC’s The Week and became a “global affairs anchor” at the network, as well as an anchor at CNN.

They say she’ll be out by the Olympics.