Ann Curry Leaves NBC News Behind

Posted by at 12:53 pm on January 13, 2015

TodayOver two and a half years after she was pushed aside from The Today Show, Ann Curry is leaving NBC News. NBC confirmed the news to Deadline TVThe former morning show co-host was very publicly pink slipped from Today on June 28, 2012 after just over a year on the sofa with Matt Lauer.

With a hefty $12 million a year contract in hand, Curry then became the National and International Correspondent for NBC News afterwards as well as a rarely seen Anchor At Large for her former show. Despite the titles and occasional overseas gigs and stints hosting Meet The Press and the NBC Nightly News, Curry was a relatively small presence on-air in the past two years.

Even though just over a year ago NBC denied it was not going to reup Curry, sources say that her now upcoming and unspecified departure had to do with dissatisfaction on both sides of how much or rather how little she was actually doing. As for her future, rumor is that Curry is going to go the way of many a former news anchor like ex-CNNer Soledad O’Brien and put together her own documentary making production company.

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