Emotional Meredith Vieira: I've Decided to Leave Today

As rumored, Ann Curry will replace her
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 11:42 AM CDT

Meredith Vieira today confirmed the rumor that's been going around for a while: She is leaving Today in June. As expected, Ann Curry will replace her as Matt Lauer's co-host. An emotional Vieira said she is "sad" to leave but looking forward to spending more time with her family; the AP notes that her husband has struggled with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer. Click for one reaction to the news of Curry's long-awaited promotion. (More Meredith Vieira stories.)

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