Meredith Declines Today's Job Offer Vieira rebuffs offer to replace Ann Curry By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jun 21, 2012 3:28 PM CDT 15 comments Comments Ann Curry, left, and Meredith Vieira appear during a segment of the NBC "Today" television program, in New York's Rockefeller Center, Friday, May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – Looks like NBC wanted to replace Ann Curry with the very co-host Curry replaced. Meredith Vieira reportedly turned down the network's offer of her old job back; she simply "wasn't interested," according to TMZ. The celebrity gossip source notes that ratings weren't the only reason for Curry's departure: Matt Lauer said he wanted her gone when he signed his latest contract. NBC waited to take action so it wouldn't look like Lauer was behind the move, the site adds.