Meredith Vieira 'turns down NBC offer to return to Today'
Published Jun 21 2012, 21:29 BST | By Kristina Bustos Meredith Vieira
has reportedly rejected NBC's offer to return to the Today
The network secretly made the offer to Vieira "approximately two weeks ago" but she turned it down because she was not "interested in returning to the show", reports TMZ
Vieira co-anchored Today
alongside Matt Lauer after Katie Couric left to anchor the CBS Evening News
in 2006. She left Today in 2011
and was succeeded
by Ann Curry.
Earlier today, it was reported that Curry would soon be replaced on Today as Lauer's co-anchor
NBC is said to have been in negotiations with Curry for weeks to have her return to a reporting role, with Savannah Guthrie as the most likely choice to replace her.
The change apparently is due to Today
's declining ratings.
Watch Ann Curry's first day on Today
as the co-anchor below:
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