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?

 

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Ann is a great plus on the Today show. I stopped watching the show some time ago & enjoy GMA much more as there is less laughing & more news. Love newsman Sam.

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Ann & Matt are a good team. Al Roker is the one that needs to go. He is so boring. I will be switching to Good Morning America. Best wishes to Ann.

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What a horrible thing to do-I think NBC will find out just what a real ratings drop is.Shame on you.

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Ann is the best and i will not watch if shes gone. They need to get rid of One Note-Matt and Goofier than goofy, Al.

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I am already switching to Good Morning America. I cannot believe they would allow Ann Curry to leave. I loved Meredith, but when she left, I was so happy that it was Ann who would replace her. Not interested any longer. Savannah is nice, but she is not Ann. I wish Ann the absolute best and feel this is definitely a mistake.

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Too practiced and not authentic. Too touchy and too little intellect.