NBC news to name Curry as co-host of "Today" - NYT

Mon May 2, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - NBC News is expected to announce on Monday that Ann Curry will become co-host of its morning television show "Today," according to The New York Times.

Curry will succeed Meredith Vieira, who has served as co-host with Matt Lauer for five years, the newspaper said in its online edition. Curry has served as the news anchor on "Today" for 14 years, the newspaper said.

Natalie Morales, another of the anchors of "Today," will succeed Curry as the news anchor, and Savannah Guthrie, a White House correspondent and MSNBC anchor, will take the place of Morales, the newspaper said.

Vieira's decision to leave was her own, the newspaper said.

NBC could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Reporting by Jessica Hall)

<p>Ann Curry from NBC News and the Today Show, speaks as John Prendergast, from the International Crisis Group listens during a Reuters Newsmaker event 'Dealing with Darfur - What's at Stake?' at the New York Historical Society, May 24 2007. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>