Ann Curry quits full time position with NBC News to launch media startup

January 14, 2015 7:25 AM

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58 year old Ann Curry has announced her decision to step down from her position as a co-co-anchor at NBC News. She will now devote her time to a new media startup seeded by NBC Universal while continuing to report non-exclusively for the network. Stepping down from a full time position to a part time one will give her the freedom to work on “any platform and on any network,” as well as on “any online or ‘over the top’ channels.”

Though Curry was fired off her co-anchor position in Today most ignominiously two and a half years back (before she took up a full-time position with NBC News), she says it was “a privilege to work with so many good and talented people” at NBC over the past 16 years.

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