Ann Curry officially called it quits today on air on the ‘Today’ show, after only one year of anchoring. Curry shared that the position was her dream job and that she didn’t want to leave. Although it’s unfortunate that she was let go, we recently reported that she’ll still rake in $10 million a year for three years. Click below to watch her farewell and to read more about her sign-off.

Melissa Nash

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A choked-up Ann Curry finally confirmed television’s worst-kept secret Thursday morning, telling “Today Show” viewers she is reluctantly leaving to head up her own at-large NBC news team.

For the first time since the all-but-official news leaked out in the media, Curry admitted she was devastated by leaving the show.

Fighting back tears she told the audience, “For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line.”

She indicated she will be starting her new assignment soon, before the Summer Olympics begin next month, and she made it clear the decision to leave “Today” did not originate with her.

Neither she nor the network announced her successor as Matt Lauer’s cohost on the popular morning news show.

It is widely expected Savannah Guthrie, NBC’s chief legal analyst and cohost of the 9 a.m. hour on “Today,” will move into Curry’s seat.

Guthrie did an early segment on Thursday’s show, talking with Lauer about the potential implications of the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care.