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Ann Curry Officially Becomes 'Today' Co-Anchor (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 9th 2011 12:05PM
Ann Curry of 'Today' in her younger reporting daysWednesday's edition of 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) saw a career retrospective and a tearful goodbye for co-anchor Meredith Vieira. Thursday transitioned to a happy welcoming of Ann Curry as she officially assumed her role as co-anchor, succeeding Vieira, complete with a retrospective of her own.

A video segment quickly covered much of Curry's career, from her days as a local reporter, eager to do goofy stunts like jumping into a pool fully clothed, to her introduction to the 'Today' team in 1997, notably by then-anchors Katie Couric and a nicely coiffed Matt Lauer.

Curry feigned embarrassment. "I knew I should have worn deodorant today," she said. "This was hard, today." When Lauer thanked Curry for sharing that info, she gave him a big hug and said she'd share some more if he'd like. Day 1 and Curry's already oversharing! The new gang is off to a great start.

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