Ann Curry made it official, announcing she is out as co-host of NBC’s morning show “Today.”
After a year as co-host, and days of fevered speculation about her future, Curry steps down today from the high-profile post held in the past by the likes of Jane Pauley and Katie Couric.
“Today is going to be my last morning as regular co-host of ‘Today’,” Curry said, tearing up, on Thursday’s show.
Saying it was “not as I expected to leave this couch after 15 years,” she told viewers, “I have loved you and wanted to give you the world, and I still do.”
“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but man I did try!” Curry continued, as she threw in the towel with a candor you don’t usually see in these carefully orchestrated departure announcements.
“For all of you who did watch, I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she added.
Curry said she will, technically, remain part of the “Today” show family.