Ann Curry Makes Rare Appearance in Friendly Today Show Reunion with Katie Couric

Ann Curry Makes Rare Today Show Reunion with Former Colleague Katie Couric
From left: Ann Curry, Helen Mirren, Katie Couric
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03/09/2016 AT 02:00 PM EST

No bad blood here!

Former NBC anchors Ann Curry and Katie Couric both attended a luncheon in New York City on Tuesday celebrating the upcoming film Eye in the Sky, which stars Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman.

Curry and Couric, both 59, were photographed sitting at the same table with Mirren, 70, at french bistro La Grenouille. The three women were all smiles as they turned to pose for the picture.

The appearance marks a rare Today show reunion for Curry since she exited the show in 2012 after just over a year as a co-anchor, reportedly because she clashed with co-anchor http://www.people.com/people/news/category/0,,personsTax:MattLauer,00.html. She went on to sign a multi-year contract with the network as a correspondent.





Couric formerly co-anchored the Today show from 1991 to 2006, during which time the women worked together as Curry served as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 until she became news anchor for Today in 1997.

In January 2015, Curry announced she was leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years with the network to found a media startup seeded by NBCUniversal, leaving behind a $12 million salary.

VIDEO: Ann Curry Exiting NBC News


"This is about reaching for the edge of the future in journalism, which we know is undergoing an irrevocable transition. I am excited about working to become a valuable link between traditional media and what is to come," she said in a statement at the time. "I am sincerely grateful to NBC News for allowing me to offer viewers a vast and diverse body of work, including a depth of humanitarian reporting I understand still resonates."

"It has been a privilege to work with so many good and talented people at the network and I look forward to what we will do ahead. At the same time, I can't wait to expand my reach and work with people I admire in other places."
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