Campbell Brown by Sara Jay Weiss/NBC Campbell Brown by Sara Jay Weiss/NBC

While NBC trots out its stars for the Television Critics Association press tour, the network's execs are trying to decide on the future of weekend Today co-anchor Campbell Brown. When Brown's contract expires at the end of the month, she will have an offer from CNN waiting for her. The cable news channel is trying to lure Brown with a substantial raise and a nightly program.

But NBC News has the right to match CNN's salary package. Insiders believe Brown has already made up her mind to leave, but NBC News president Steve Capus is making a last-ditch effort to keep her. He has the backing of NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker. Brown, who is also a frequent substitute for NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, has been with the network since 1998. - Reporting by Stephen Battaglio