NBC: Conan O'Brien reaches $45 million deal for Friday exit
Published 01/21/2010, AP Television Writer
Leno regains 'Tonight Show' host duties starting March 1
Under the deal, which came seven months after Conan O'Brien took the reins from Jay Leno, O'Brien will get more than $33 million, NBC said. The rest will go to his staff in severance, the network said in an announcement on the "Today" show.