'Today': Meredith Vieira says goodbye, Ann Curry ready to take over
Ann Curry, the current news desk anchor, is poised to take over for Meredith as co-host. Curry was passed over for the job when Katie Couric left 'Today" five years ago and Meredith was brought in over Curry for the position. But Curry was never resentful or bitter about it.
"Sure, I had the sense of `I wish I had been asked,'" Curry tells the AP. "But shortly after that I said to myself, `Look how lucky you are. Look at what a great job you have and look how great she is.' I opened my arms wide and never looked back."
Curry also says she would not have left "Today" if she had not been named Vieira's replacement.
"Why? Because it would have been nuts abandoning the broadcast. It would have been abandoning our viewers. I love our viewers. ... I have a real sense of service when it comes to this job, taking care of the viewer and helping them have information that I think they should know and want to know," says Curry.
Curry's first day as co-anchor is Thursday, June 9. We wish her the best, but we're going to miss you, Meredith!