Former NBC TODAY Show co-host Ann Curry is reportedly begging her bosses to release her from her contract so she can accept a high-profile anchor job at news rival CNN.
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NEW YORK — The London Olympics are a huge boon to NBC's struggling 'Today' show.
The Nielsen ratings company says the NBC morning show eclipsed ABC's "Good Morning America" by more than 1.6 million viewers last week. "Today" broadcast from London all last week, taking advantage of NBC's status as holder of the rights to the very popular Olympics.
"Good Morning America" had beaten "Today" in the ratings for five weeks prior to the London trip.
NBC has sought to use the trip to get morning viewers used to its new co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie who replaced Ann Curry.
Ann Curry, who recently left her co-hosting duties with the Today Show and was replaced by Savannah Guthrie, "feels completely vindicated," according to perezhilton.com .
According to the popular gossip site, a source close to her revealed that she feels " completely vindicated by The Today Show's poor ratings since she left. She feels she was fired completely unfairly and wasn't given a fair shot at the gig."
"When I despair I remember that throughout history, truth and love have always won," she wrote .
At the Television Critic Association press tour, Katie Couric voiced support for Curry.
Couric - who also previously worked on the Today Show - said she believes Curry will 'land on her feet.'
"Ann has done an incredible job reporting and traveling around the world and bringing some of these stories, these far off stories that aren't covered quite enough, to the American public," she told USA Today. "So I think she'll go on to do great things."
WPTV web team contributed to this report.
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