There were a whole lot of tears shed on Thursday morning’s Today Show. After fifteen years behind the desk and on the couch at the popular and beloved morning show, Ann Curry officially announced her departure. After weeks of speculation, the anchor’s time has finally come to an end.
Her exit was not all hugs and kisses. Underneath the tears and sadness, Ann Curry seemed a bit angry.
During her sit down with Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales, Curry said to the audience at home, “this is not the way I expected to leave” the show. She went on to say,”for those of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line.”
Curry has a new assignment of NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and Today Anchor at Large. She said, “They threw fancy titles at me” for her new role involving globetrotting and interviewing people, what she seems to like doing best.
In an interview with USA Today she said she was “hurt” by NBC’s decision to replace her. One of the factors behind her being “reassigned” that many have suggested was that she lacked chemistry with co-host Matt Lauer. “You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years,” she said. “That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host’s first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone.” When asked if she thought she was given enough time to work out said kinks she flatly replied, “No, I do not.”
Check out Ann Curry’s tearful exit right here.