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News correspondent and anchor Ann Curry is leaving NBC News after almost 25 years to form a media startup

Longtime NBC News correspondent and anchor Ann Curry is leaving her full-time job with the network after a quarter-century.

But she will still be seen on NBC platforms, the company said Tuesday in announcing a partnership with her and the media venture she will launch, to be "seeded" by NBCUniversal.

The arrangement will allow Curry to report on any platform or network, in or out of NBC News. Her startup will generate content of national and global importance with a multi-platform distribution approach, NBC said.

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"This is about reaching for the edge of the future in journalism," Curry said. "I am excited about working to become a valuable link between traditional media and what is to come."

"We're proud to support Ann in her new venture, and we look forward to more of her exceptional storytelling," said Pat Fili-Krushel, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group. "She is committed to uncovering critical issues, humanizing them, and ultimately helping viewers understand and connect."

Curry, 58, had been with NBC since 1990, joining as a Chicago-based correspondent.

Among her many roles, she anchored "NBC News at Sunrise" for six years and anchored "Dateline NBC."

She also established herself as a globe-trotting correspondent, reporting from such hotspots as Sudan to report on the violence and ethnic cleansing, and to Albania and Macedonia, where she reported on the humanitarian refugee crisis caused by the genocide in Kosovo.

Her exit comes 2 1/2 years after she was ousted from the anchor desk of the "Today" show after just a year, during which questions persisted about her comfort level alongside Matt Lauer.

Being "Today" co-anchor was a job Curry had apprenticed for during 14 years as the program's news anchor. She was passed over for co-anchor in 2006, when Meredith Vieira took the prize after Katie Couric left for CBS.

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On a tense farewell show in June 2012, Curry fought back tears, saying, "This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch," and adding, "I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line but, man, I did try."

Savannah Guthrie claimed Curry's place, with her messy dismissal NBC's first visible response to the end of its historic winning streak that spring. NBC had won every week in the morning show ratings – 852 consecutive weeks – until being toppled by ABC's "Good Morning America," which regularly tops the ratings now.

Since leaving "Today" co-host job, Curry has held the title of "Today" show anchor at large as well as anchoring and reporting for other NBC News shows, but her on-air presence appeared to have shrunk.

Curry spoke warmly of her former co-workers at NBC "and I look forward to what we will do ahead. At the same time, I can't wait to expand my reach and work with people I admire in other places."

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