Report: Today Offers Promotion to Savannah Guthrie, Ann Curry Not Getting $10 Mil Payout

Over at NBC’s in-transition Today, Savannah Guthrie is moving on up and Ann Curry is not moving out, according to new reports.

Guthrie, who currently co-hosts the morning show’s 9 o’clock block, has been offered a promotion to join Matt Lauer for the program’s opening hours, filling Curry’s imminently vacant seat, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Curry — who seemed chipper as can be this morning talking up Magic Mike moneymaker-shaker Channing Tatum — is not leaving NBC News and taking a $10 million contract buyout with her, as has been rumored in recent days. Rather, THR hears, NBC is working to define a “substantial” new role for her within its news division.

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NBC News reps are not commenting on the Guthrie/Curry changes, which also have been reported by the New York Times.

If the trade comes to fruition, Today viewers, do you see Guthrie as an improvement?