Report: Nbc To Oust Producer Who Ousted Ann Curry

NBC is preparing to oust Jim Bell as the executive producer of the Today show and replace him with Alexandra Wallace, a veteran news exec who currently produces the primetime newsmagazine Rock Center with Brian Williams, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday), citing people at the network who described the plan on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced. The shuffle is reportedly being prompted by the falling ratings of the flagship morning show, which had reined for 16 consecutive years as the No. 1 show in its time period but which has now been replaced in that position by ABC's Good Morning America. Ratings for Today have been falling for months but plummeted when Ann Curry was removed from the show earlier this year and was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. Bell has taken responsibility for that decision although numerous TV columnists have blamed Today cohost, Matt Lauer. Curry is now head of a special reporting unit that contributes reports to Today and Rock Center. The Times observed that Wallace is the executive in charge of that unit, immediately triggering speculation that Curry may be restored to her old job.


Tags: NBC - Brian Williams - The New York Times - ABC - Good Morning America - For Today - Ann Curry - Matt Lauer


More Nbc

Bad: NBC Cancels 'Emerald City', Worse: Production Hadn't Even Started

You've really got to feel sorry for the production team that probably thought they had decent jobs in the pipeline after NBC announced plans for...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled ‘Geeks for CONsent’ has gathered nearly 2,600 signatures from attendees at Comic-Con this...

Matt Lauer's 'Today' Show Contract Extended By NBC

Matt Lauer's contract with NBC's Today show has been extended, laying rumours to rest surrounding his dismissal. The network received a number of complaints after...

Bode Miller Interview Was Rough, But Go Easy on Christin Cooper

The internet exploded into a ball of molten indignation on Sunday night (February 16, 2014) after NBC interviewer Christin Cooper pushed skier Bode Miller so...


Former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Bone Cancer

Former longtime NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is unfortunately suffering from a form of bone marrow cancer.Last summer, the 74 year-old was diagnosed with multiple...

Michael J. Fox's Sitcom is Cancelled Due To Poor Ratings

Michael J. Fox’s foray into the world of sitcom is looking like a short-lived affair. NBC confirmed last night (Feb 5) that the show –...

NBC To Follow 'Sound Of Music' Success With Live Performance Of 'Peter Pan'

NBC will hope to emulate the success they had over the 2013 seasonal period when they aired a live performance of The Sound of Music...

NBC Expects 'Parks & Recreation' Renewal, With Other Shows Still In Limbo

NBC have teased at what shows they are due to renew and which they are likely to drop from their schedules at the TCA press...



NBC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on NBC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All