Having already confirmed her departure from Today, it was business as usual for Ann Curry as she began her final day on the NBC morning show.
The anchor's voice came on the air at exactly 7 a.m. EDT, informing about raging fires in Colorado, a new diet pill and Obama's health care law.
It wasn't until 8:50 a.m. that Curry got around to her farewell announcement. And what an emotional farewell it was. Watch her speech below:
Curry is expected to be named Today anchor-at-large, which she hinted at briefly in her speech, with Savannah Guthrie likely taking over her post.
Ann was fighting back tears even as she began, "This is not easy to say, but today's going to be my last morning as regular co-host of Today."
She paused as her voice cracked.
"This is not as I expected, to ever leave this couch after 15 years, but I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch because Matt and I - and everyone who sits on this couch - we often call ourselves a family, but YOU are the real Today show family."