Ann Curry finally made it official. In a tearful announcement this morning, she told Today viewers that it would be her last morning as co-host of the show. After a year of co-hosting the show, she’ll be taking on a role as “TODAY Anchor at Large and National and International Correspondent.” Many have speculated that she was to blame for the morning show losing its #1 spot in the ratings for the first time in 16 years. She doesn’t think so and told USA Today that she wishes she had more time to work out the “kinks.”.
Whether or not you’re relieved someone else (maybe Savannah Guthrie) will be joining Matt Lauer on the couch every morning, you can’t deny one thing that will be sorely missed when Curry goes off to be “at large” or whatever it is she’s doing: Her colorful, daring style. She told USA Today that her fashion statements were part of her commitment to viewers, “I’ve tried very hard to be what they need — even in the crazy-colored highlighter-toned dresses I wear that you could probably see from outer space. I’ve worn them because I know every one of us needs a little brightness in the morning.”
Here is a look back at some of the brightness (and a few bits of black and white) that Curry has brought to the show for the past year:
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