NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan's Ann Curry will leave NBC after a 25-year career at the network, according to multiple reports.
Curry, 58, joined NBC News in 1990. Her most recognized role came on the "Today" show, where she sat in the news anchor chair from 1997 to 2011. That was the second-longest tenure in that seat, behind only Frank Blair.
Her career at NBC began to unravel, however, when she took over as co-host for Meredith Vieira in 2011. She tearfully left the position in 2012, amid rumblings she was forced out by co-host Matt Lauer. Since then, Curry has been the anchor at large and reporting for other NBC News shows.
Curry's departure from "Today" sparked viewer backlash, and America's former No. 1 morning news show has fallen behind its competitors in ratings.
Curry said she will begin a new relationship with NBCUniversal to develop a media startup to provide reporting and content to be distributed over multiple platforms. It allows her to report on any network, including NBC News.
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