“Ann Curry is finally leaving NBC over two and a half years after her excruciating departure from ‘Today,” reports the New York Post’s Page Six in a scoop.
The story adds, “NBC is expected to imminently announce a deal for Curry to leave the network following weeks of negotiations to end her contract, reportedly worth up to $12 million a year.”
Reports The Hollywood Reporter in a follow-up, “The question of Ann Curry’s NBC News departure has been more of a “when?” than an “if” since she left her day-to-day gig on TV. It was first thought that the newswoman would use an early 2014 window to break free from her contract, though she ultimately ended on staying for another year.”
Says USA Today, “Curry has done only a handful of special reports for NBC News, as a national and international correspondent and anchor-at-large, since her tearful departure from the morning show in June 2012. She was said to be dissatisfied doing so little, even for a lot of money.”
Here’s Curry’s emotional goodbye from the “Today” show on June 28th, 2012: