Curry announces departure from 'Today'
NEW YORK (WHDH) -- Ann Curry announced she is stepping down from her role as anchor of the ‘Today Show' on Thursday.
Ann had told USA Today that Thursday was going to be a bit of a tough day.
Curry has been the co-host of ‘Today’ for just one year and says that, while she looks forward to her new assignment, she doesn't think the year was enough time to work out any kinks she may have had. She said she and Matt Lauer have had good chemistry over the last 14 years.
Curry is staying on with NBC. She'll head a seven-member unit to cover any of the big stories unfolding around the world.
"They're giving me some fancy new titles which essentially mean that I'm going to get tickets to every big story we want to cover with a terrific team of my choosing," Curry said. "We're going to go all over the world and all around this country at a time when this country and this world needs clarity."
A replacement has not yet been named. Multiple reports say executives offered the job to Savannah Guthrie. Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb are considered to be candidates.