After two and a half years since her tear-jerking departure from the “Today” show, Ann Curry will now be leaving NBC News, her home network for the past 25 years, for good to reportedly start her own production company.
In a statement released by Pat Fili-Krushel, the chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, it has been confirmed that Curry is leaving her home network to begin setting up her production company under the support of NBCUniversal. As part of their negotiation, Curry’s company will be providing news reports and documentaries for NBC News and other network outlets. This also includes online- and broadband-distributed digital outlets.
“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,” Fili-Krushel said, as published on New York Times.
Curry has not responded on further inquiries regarding her new venture as of the moment, though she did release a statement about it. According to her, through her company, she is aiming for a new future for journalism in these modern times by improving the way news is distributed and narrated to the public.
“I want to expand my drive to give voice to the voiceless to emerging platforms and produce both scripted and non-scripted content, in addition to continuing to report on-air about stories that matter,” she added.
In June 2012, after some time being a co-anchor of the “Today” show, Curry announced her departure from the show and became a “Today” anchor-at-large and a National and International correspondent, and yet she has hardly been seen on TV. Her co-anchor, Matt Lauer, has since then been accompanied on the show by Savannah Guthrie.
Her emotional departure from “Today” apparently started off a decline of the show’s viewers, greatly affecting its ratings until now. Since 2012, “Today” has been coming in second place after ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
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