Ann Curry Out At NBC News; Forming NBCU-Backed Startup – Update

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UPDATE, 1:17 PM: Ann Curry is leaving NBC News, but she’s still going to be doing business with them — in one form or another. The former Today co-host will be putting together her own media startup into which NBCUniversal is putting an initial investment. “We’re proud to support Ann in her new venture, and we look forward to more of her exceptional storytelling,” said NBCUniversal News Group chairman Pat Fili-Krushel in a statement today. “She is committed to uncovering critical issues, humanizing them, and ultimately helping viewers understand and connect.”

No details were revealed of how much money the Comcast-owned corporation is seeding Curry’s new venture with, but we do know her content will let her “report on any platform and on any network, including NBC News,” so we might see the not-often-seen reporter on-air more than in recent years. We’ve also heard from well placed sources that Curry’s departure from NBC…

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