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Matt Lauer Reveals Why He Addressed Natalie Morales Today Departure Rumors

Originally posted 07/14/2016 03:20PM

Matt Lauer had a very important reason to address reports about his relationship with Today co-host Natalie Morales: "It's about family."

The journalist and longtime member of Today called in to The Mike Lupica Podcast on Wednesday and explained, "When you feel your family is being threatened and hurt, you speak up. And then you put your head down and go back about your business."

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


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

Originally posted 03/09/2016 02:00PM

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.

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Ann Curry Leaving NBC for Media Startup

Originally posted 01/13/2015 05:15PM

Ann Curry is leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years with the network.

Curry, 58, is ending her role as an award-winning anchor and correspondent to found a media startup seeded by NBCUniversal, she announced Tuesday. She will now be free to report non-exclusively for any outlet but is leaving behind a $12 million salary.

"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. "In today's world of fragmented media, this is the time to seize the opportunity to improve the way we distribute and even tell stories."

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Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical | Today

Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical

Originally posted 08/04/2014 11:25AM

No day but Today.

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Boy Scouts Rescue Ann Curry After She Breaks Her Ankle on a Hike

Ann Curry Rescued by Boy Scouts After Breaking Ankle During New York Hike

Originally posted 05/11/2014 03:15PM

Ann Curry was in excellent hands after she broke her ankle during a hike through Harriman State Park in New York.

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Matt Lauer Was Going to Jump to ABC: Report | Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer Was Poised to Jump Networks: Report

Originally posted 03/25/2013 07:20AM

While the news is still playing out on the future of NBC's Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon set to succeed Jay Leno, now comes the revelation that the network's half-a-billion-dollar-a-year morning franchise, the Today show, nearly lost its No. 1 star: Matt Lauer.

Though currently the show is going through a turbulent period in the aftermath of Ann Curry's departure and its ratings slip to ABC rival Good Morning America, Lauer, 55, was set to jump ship to ABC last year, when reports surfaced that Ryan Seacrest was possibly going to replace him on Today, reports New York magazine, in the issue hitting newsstands Monday.

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Ann Curry: My Today Show Bosses Dissed My Wardrobe

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Ann Curry: My Today Show Bosses Dissed My Wardrobe

Originally posted 08/10/2012 09:30AM

When the Today show cameras were rolling, Ann Curry shined with her prowess for asking the right questions and reporting the facts.

But could she pick out the right outfit in the morning?

"One day, I wore a multicolored dress, and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam," Curry, 55, tells Ladies' Home Journal in an interview conducted just before she announced her departure from the NBC morning show in June. "But I chose it because I thought, 'This will perk up America.' "

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Filed Under: TV News, Today, Ann Curry
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Savannah Guthrie Talks First-Day Today Show Hazing

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Savannah Guthrie Survives First-Day Hazing on Today

Originally posted 07/10/2012 10:45AM

Now that she's taken her spot next to Matt Lauer on the Today show, Savannah Guthrie has plenty of reasons to be happy – and possibly a little embarrassed, too.

On her official welcome to her morning gig Monday, Guthrie, 40, endured a friendly hazing-like induction, in which viewers caught a glimpse of a favorite childhood book about an aspiring cheerleader, as well as a clip of her singing and playing the guitar to Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go."

"It was just such a warm welcome, and how could you not feel really good after that?" she tells PEOPLE of her on-air introduction, which also included heartfelt comments from friends, her mother and former colleagues. "I'm thankful and excited for the future."

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TV Critic: Ann Curry Has Heart – But That's Not Enough to Co-Host Today | Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales

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Ann Curry Has Heart But That's Not Enough to Co-Host Today: Critic

Originally posted 06/28/2012 03:10PM

If you were worried for Ann Curry, it's all over.

After showing up for work at Today in recent days only to see a path being cleared for her past the cameras and on to the morning-show guillotine, Curry announced on air Thursday that she would be leaving her NBC co-host job scarcely more than a year since taking over from sage, sunny Meredith Vieira.

No replacement has been announced, but in the media universe, where truth is believed to reside, the scuttlebutt was that Matt Lauer's next co-host will be the crisp and companionable Savannah Guthrie, who helms Today's third hour.

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Ann Curry Tearfully Announces She's Leaving Today

Ann Curry Announces She's Leaving Today

Originally posted 06/28/2012 09:05AM

Ann Curry will no longer co-host the Today show – effective immediately.

"This is not easy to say," a choked-up Curry, 55, announced on Thursday's show, as her costars sat on the sofa next to her. She said Thursday would be her last day as a regular on the show, but "I will still be part of the Today show family, in a different role."

She said she has been "given a fancy new title" and will roam the globe for NBC, reporting the news.

With tears in her eyes, she expressed her gratitude and love for the viewers and the behind-the-scenes staff, and said, "To those of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I am sorry that could not carry the ball across the finish line – but, man, I did try."

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