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Curry tells 'Today' viewers she's leaving after year as co-host

CORRECTS TO CURRY WILL ANNOUNCE HER DEPARTURE, NOT HAS ANNOUNCED HER DEPARTURE -FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 file photo provided by NBC, "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie appears on the set during a broadcast, in New York. Guthrie is expected to replace Ann Curry as “Today” show co-host. Curry is expected to officially make her exit from NBC's "Today" show after one year as co-host. She told USA Today she would announce her departure Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)
June 28, 2012 - 8:59 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ann Curry is officially out as "Today" show co-host after one year.

She announced her departure on the show Thursday, ending a week of awkward television as she continued working after word spread that NBC was looking to oust her. The popular morning show is facing its biggest challenge in the ratings from ABC's resurgent "Good Morning America" since the mid-1990s.

Curry started as the show's news anchor in 1997, and was promoted last June following Meredith Vieira's exit. But things never really clicked with co-host Matt Lauer. "Today" hadn't lost a week in the ratings since 1996 but this spring lost four times.

NBC's Savannah Guthrie is expected to replace Curry.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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