Ann Curry is apparently going to be replaced as co-host of NBC's "Today," according to reports of "secret" plans to do so -- a move that's "effectively an admission that all is not well" at the
show, which was toppled off the top ratings spot for several weeks this spring by ABC’s “Good Morning America," writes Brian Stelter.
The most likely candidate to replace Curry is Savannah Guthrie, co-host of the show’s 9 a.m. hour, reports Stelter.
NBC actually made plans to sub Hoda Kotb, co-host of the show's fourth hour, in Curry's place today amid reports that she might not show up for work after news of her negotiations with the network broke yesterday. But Curry did appear on air today.
"Ann Curry is a world-class journalist. But she's never been a great fit as co-host of the Today show. Just about everyone at NBC, and in the television business, recognizes that," writes Howard Kurtz in a post that discusses Curry's hard-news background and her lack of on-air "chemistry" with co-host Matt Lauer. Kurtz concedes that if Curry does step down, "she deserves a plum assignment—perhaps one better suited to her considerable talents."