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Ann Curry leaves NBC News to develop NBCUniversal-seeded startup

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Update: NBC News and Ann Curry announced that she will no longer be a full time employee of network. Curry is developing a media startup that will “include a reporting and content venture seeded by NBCUniversal that will focus on incubating and producing content of national and global importance with a multi-platform distribution approach.” Curry’s continued relationship with NBCUniversal will allow her to report on its platforms.

“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,” Curry 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. 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.”

Original post: Ann Curry is leaving NBC News behind her, a senior NBC executive confirmed to EW. NBC is expected to announce the departure soon.

Curry was ousted as a co-anchor of the Today show in 2012, and revealed her departure in an tearful announcement on air. After she left Today, Curry became the NBC News national and international correspondent and a Today anchor at large.

James Hibberd contributed to this report.

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