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Meredith Vieira confirms 'Today' departure

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Meredith Vieira has confirmed that she will depart the Today Show in June.

The co-anchor of the NBC morning show appeared emotional as she announced her exit plans this morning. Her statement came following recent speculation over her future with the network.

"This is a difficult day for me," she said, while surrounded by her colleagues. "After months of personal reflection and private conversations between my family and friends, I've decided to leave Today in June.

"Even as I say this and know it is the right thing, I'm really sad because over the past five years this has been my second home."

She added: "Time is one of those weird things you can never get enough of and it keeps ticking away. I want to spend mine with my husband and kids... I really hope to stay in the NBC family, I just won't be sitting at the couch everyday."

Vieira will be replaced as co-anchor by colleague Ann Curry, while Natalie Morales will take over regular news reading duties and NBC News White House Correspondent and MSNBC anchor Savannah Guthrie will co-host the third hour.

"Meredith is a remarkable woman and broadcaster who in five short years has left an indelible imprint on morning television," said NBC News president Steve Capus. "While we will miss waking up with her each morning, we are working together on developing her next chapter at NBC News."

Meanwhile, the show's executive producer Jim Bell said: "Meredith has been a part of the family since day one, connecting not only to our viewers, but also to each and every member of Today.

"Her transition into the role of co-anchor alongside Matt was as seamless as anyone in my position could have ever hoped for or imagined. With an innate grace and a rare combination of humour and humanity, she truly breaks the mold."

Watch Meredith's announcement below:

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