Less than a week after initial reports of her upcoming exit, Ann Curry announced her departure from the Today show as its anchor this morning. Choking back tears, she sat on the show’s famous couch and opened up about her disappointment: “This is not easy to say, but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of Today. I will still be a part of the Today show family, but I’ll have a new title and a new role, and this is not how I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years. But I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch. Everyone who sits on this couch, we often call ourselves a family, but you are the real Today show family.”
Curry will now have the title of anchor-at-large and NBC News national/international correspondent.
At the beginning of a three-year deal with NBC, Curry is reportedly owed $10 million.
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