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May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira

NBC confirmed today (Monday) that Meredith Vieira will be leaving as co-host of the Today show and that Ann Curry will replace her as co-anchor and Natalie Morales will move into Curry’s position as the show’s principal news reader. Savannah Guthrie is due to take over as co-host in the program’s third hour. The network indicated that Vieira is not making a complete break from its news division, which produces Today. “While we will miss waking up with her each morning, we are working together on developing her next chapter at NBC News,” NBC News President Steve Capus said. Meanwhile, Matt Lauer confirmed today (Monday) that Katie Couric had approached him about joining her to co-host a syndicated talk show next year. “We certainly spoke about the possibility,” he told reporters. “But it turned into just talk, and that’s where we left it. It’s not going to happen.”