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Ann Curry leaves NBC News to develop NBCUniversal-seeded startup

Update: NBC News and Ann Curry announced that she will no longer be a full time employee of network. Curry is developing a media startup that will “include a reporting and content venture seeded by NBCUniversal that will focus on incubating and producing content of national and global importance with a multi-platform distribution approach.” Curry’s continued relationship with NBCUniversal will allow her to report on its platforms.

“This is about reaching for the edge of the future in journalism, which we know is undergoing an irrevocable transition. I am excited about working to become a valuable link between traditional media and what is to come,” Curry said in a statement. “In today’s world of fragmented media, this is the time to seize the opportunity to improve the way we distribute and even tell stories. I want to expand my drive to give voice to the voiceless to emerging platforms and produce both scripted and non-scripted content, in addition to continuing to report on-air about stories that matter.”

Original post: Ann Curry is leaving NBC News behind her, a senior NBC executive confirmed to EW. NBC is expected to announce the departure soon. READ FULL STORY

Chuck Todd takes over hosting duties on 'Meet the Press'

Chuck Todd has been named the new host of Meet the Press, EW has confirmed.


Jane Pauley joining CBS News

Veteran NBC journalist Jane Pauley is joining CBS News Sunday Morning as a contributor. The network’s chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer made the announcement during his annual Schieffer Symposium on the News at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth on Wednesday evening.

“She is reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News,” Schieffer said during the event. “We couldn’t be happier.”

Pauley joined Schieffer on the panel, which also included CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, editor Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. READ FULL STORY

Hoda Kotb signs new deal to stay with NBC

Fans of Today‘s boozy fourth hour can breathe a little easier this morning: A source confirms to EW that Hoda Kotb has inked a new, multi-year deal with NBC News. The contract has Kotb staying on as co-host of the morning show’s concluding segment with Kathie Lee Gifford; she will continue contributing to NBC News’s other programs as well.

Earlier this year, it seemed as though Kotb was preparing to jump ship. EW reported that the anchor was taking meetings with other studios, signifying that she was considering leaving NBC. And according to Capital New York, Kotb was “hotly pursued” by ABC over the summer; NBC’s rival allegedly wanted her to join the panel on The View, which will undergo another major shakeup when Barbara Walters steps down in May 2014.

Kotb has had a presence on NBC since joining Dateline as a correspondent in 1998. She’s been co-hosting Today‘s fourth hour since the segment launched in 2007.

NBC to preempt 'The Voice' recap for live tornado special

Missed The Voice‘s top 10 contestants performing last night? You’ll have to catch the show online: EW had confirmed that instead of tonight’s planned Voice recap episode, NBC will air a live special focused on the devastating tornado that killed at least 24 people and leveled dozens of homes, a hospital, and at least two schools in Oklahoma on Monday. READ FULL STORY

Maria Shriver rejoins NBC News as special anchor for women's issues

Maria Shriver has a new special anchor position with NBC News. She will report on women’s issues across NBCUniversal platforms, specifically examining the shifting roles and power dynamics of the modern woman. Shriver is a Peabody Award winning journalist who previously worked for NBC News from 1986 until 2004.

”I’ve always believed that television can inspire and elevate humanity, and that’s my mission with this new partnership,” Shriver said in a press release. ”I look forward to shining a light on all areas of a woman’s experience – from faith and finances, wellness and work, to relationships and the new realities of modern life– and exploring these issues in a way that brings the voices of men into these critically important conversations.”

In addition to anchor position, NBC will air the award-winning series Shriver Reports. The next episode will air in early 2014 and deal with financial insecurity among women and families. Shriver will also be Editor at Large of NBC News’ digital properties and work to expand content and programming  ”that touches on women’s multi-faceted lives.”

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