Ann Curry could be returning to television and has been in talks with CBS to front one of their shows, according to a source close to the host.
The 62-year-old journalist is said to have been having casual discussions about fronting CBS This Morning as they aim to boost ratings of 3.2 million viewers to date this season with ABC’s 4.2 million for Good Morning America and 4.1 million watching NBC’s Today.
Almost seven years after leaving the Today show in 2012, which she co-anchored with disgraced star Matt Lauer, Page Six reports Curry is more interested in presenting an evening program than joining the production Norah O’Donnell currently co-hosts.
Ann Curry could be returning to television and has reportedly been in talks with CBS
Curry is said to have been in casual talks to front CBS This Morning as Norah O’Donnell (left) could be leaving the show and taking Jeff Glor’s (right) spot on CBS Evening News
The publication last month reported O’Donnell could replace Jeff Glor on CBS Evening News as part of changes orchestrated by new CBS News President Susan Zirinsky.
However the insider now claims Curry is ‘interested in something at 60 Minutes or the Evening News’ and not morning television after 15 years a Today which she exited the same year she claims a female employee came to her to complain about sexual misconduct from Lauer.
It’s reportedly part of changes orchestrated by new CBS News President Susan Zirinsky
Page Six reported O’Donnell could take CBS Evening News from New York to Washington DC – where she bought a home in 2010 – as Zirinsky is willing to spend more money on retaining great talents at the network.
A CBS insider said, ‘Norah has not yet been offered the Evening News job, but everyone expects it to happen soon.’
CBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In October 2018, Curry announced she was getting into the business of medical crowd-sourcing on television.
She agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes people with mysterious medical ailments, in the hope of reaching doctors or patients who have seen something similar and gotten help.
Curry said that she hoped real good can come from the series, tentatively titled M.D. Live.
TNT will air 10 episodes of the series sometime this year, each of them two hours.
She is currently filming TV mini-series United Nations World Food Program: Solving Hunger at Scale.
It’s almost seven years after leaving the Today show in 2012, which she co-anchored with disgraced star Matt Lauer
Insider claims Curry is ‘interested in something at 60 Minutes (Anderson Cooper is pictured interviewing Stormy Daniels) or the Evening News’