Ann Curry Announces New Role at NBC News in Tearful Farewell.
It was a hard morning for Ann Curry this morning on the"Today" show. Ann Curry tearfully announced she would be leaving the "Today" show to take on a different role as a "Today" Anchor at Large and an International Correspondent for NBC news. Curry, who has been on the "Today" show since Meredith Vieira’s depature in 2011, explained her new role in an emotional goodbye on the "Today" show.
“Today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of Today,” Curry said in her tearful goodbye announcement. “I will still be a part of the Today show family, but I’m going to have a new title and a new role.”
Ann Curry's New Job at NBC
Ann Curry and her new, hand-picked team plan to cover international news stories that will air on NBC News, the "Today" show and MSNBC. This is nothing new for Curry, who has covered international stories from Darfur, Baghdad and even the South Pole in her time with the "Today" show.
“We’re going to go all over the world and all over this country at a time when this country and this world needs clarity. We’re going to do great work I hope and we’re being given the chance to do the work most of us got into journalism to do,” Curry explained.
In the most emotional part of her speech, Curry addressed "Today" show viewers directly, telling them they were the real "Today" show family and promising to continue to cover important stories for them.
The rest of the Today show crew also said goodbye to Ann Curry by highlighting their favorite moments of Curry’s reporting. Matt Lauer mentioned her reporting with the hikers tracked in Iran while Al Roker noted her work to reunite a family after a tsunami.
“You have the biggest heart in the business,” Lauer said. “You put that on display every single day in this studio and you have for almost 20 years on this show.”
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