- Title: PEOPLE-ANN CURRY/NBC Ann Curry leaving NBC
- Date: 14th January 2015
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Ann Curry, whose year-long stint as a host of the "Today" show ended with a tearful goodbye and a public relations stain for NBC, will exit as an international correspondent and anchor-at-large for the network, and will found an NBC-backed media startup company.
In a statement released Tuesday (January 13), Curry said that she would be leaving NBC News as a full time employee, but will be involved in coverage of stories through her new, as yet unnamed startup, that will allow for her reports to be broadcast across all NBC platforms.
"This is about reaching for the edge of the future in journalism, which we know is undergoing an irrevocable transition. I am excited about working to become a valuable link between traditional media and what is to come," Curry said in the statement.
Curry was a regular presence on "Today" for nearly 15 years, with her final year as a co-host bringing a slump in the ratings to the morning-TV juggernaut. She tearfully left the program in 2012 following various reports of discord between her and co-host Matt Lauer. She then signed a multi-year contract with NBC, in which she served as an international correspondent for the NBC News division, covering conflicts in Syria Darfur, Congo, and interviewing several world leaders.
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