Ann Curry Quits NBC News As She Launches Media Start-Up

Ann Curry Quits NBC News

Two and a half years ago Ann Curry stepped down from her position at NBC’s ‘Today’ Show and began to focus on a full-time position at NBC News. On Tuesday Curry stepped down from her co-anchor role. Instead, Curry will accept a position that allows her to report part-time for NBC and other outlets, while also working on a new media start-up.

The news anchors new media start-up is being setup to product scripted and conscripted “content of national and global importance.” The venture is initially funded by NBCUniversal.

“This is about reaching for the edge of the future in journalism, which we know is undergoing an irrevocable transition,” Ms. Curry said in a statement. “I am excited about working to become a valuable link between traditional media and what is to come.”

Ann Curry despite her falling out with the “Today Show” has maintained a 25 year relationship with NBC.

Since leaving her post at the “Today Show” Curry has worked as a national and international correspondent, as anchor for NBC News and as an anchor-at-large for “Today.”

 Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairwoman of NBCUniversal News Group, said in a statement, “We’re proud to support Ann in her new venture, and we look forward to more of her exceptional storytelling. She is committed to uncovering critical issues, humanizing them, and ultimately helping viewers understand and connect.”

No further details have been revealed at this time.

[Photo Credit: David Shankbone]

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