Ann Curry Confirms Today Show Departure

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Ann Curry is ready to say goodbye.

With the rumors of this Today Show co-host's departure growing stronger by the second, Curry came out yesterday and acknowledged them herself, admitting her run is over and making it sound as if the announcement will be made this morning. And it won't be easy.

Ann Curry on The Today Show

It's "going to be a bit of a tough day," Curry told USA Today in a phone interview. "I'm going to have to tell our viewers. That's what makes me more emotional than anything. I don't want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them."

Curry added that she isn't sure who first leaked the story of her firing and she feels like she could have benefited from more time to work out the "kinks" in the broadcast after just a year behind the desk.

"I know I am not to blame for the ratings worries. And my bosses have said to me there are many factors involved. There is no doubt that the rating wars have become meaner and less focused on our responsibilities as journalists... And the show is still number-one in terms of ratings."

Curry is expected to be named Today Show anchor-at-large and NBC News national/international correspondent. Savannah Guthrie will likely take her anchoring post.

Are you happy to see Curry go?



i have always looked at the show in the morning,but now after you let ann curry go what the hell you can foget this household.


If the Today show cut some of the commercials, their ratings would be higher. I try to see it in the morning before work, and there's 10 minutes of commercials every 5 minutes.


Matt Lauer should be walking...Ann you are the best and always will be. Boo NBC for a very bad decision!!!!!


NBC obviously doesn't care what they do to their employees. Ann will be missed. GMA here i come. I hope NBC reads these comments from everyone.


Ann reported with heart.When she spoke you believed it.


Ann Curry is one classy lady. She is going to be missed. I hope NBC continues to take advantage of her talent!


Ann Curry was such a bright spot on the Today Show and she will be sorely missed by me. I cannot in good conscious and with respect to Ann watch the Today Show any longer. I will switch to any of the competitors and will not miss the Today Show. It is unbelievable that Ann was fired. I am so angry!


I will miss Ann, She is good people. The way the network did it pulls a vacum. They will pay in ratings I am certain! YOU GO GIRL! YOU DID A GOOD JOB. good luck and Gods speed.


Al Roeker my brother is a joke, even when they show cooking. But his thing has worked for him.


Ann has contributed great integrity and intelligence to the show. Something that is sorely missing from many segments of the show lately! She is to good for much of the fluff that they are foisting on the viewers!

Ann Curry Biography

Ann Curry Photo Ann Curry took over a The Today Show co-host in 2011. But ratings slipped for that iconic morning program in early 2012 and Curry found... More »
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