Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

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Former "Today" show anchor Ann Curry says she's not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there.

Curry lost her job after less than two years as Lauer's co-anchor in 2012 and left NBC in 2015. She told "CBS This Morning" in an interview Wednesday that it "hurt like hell."

She offered no specific examples of wrongdoing, saying she didn't want to cause more pain. Lauer was fired in November for an inappropriate relationship with a colleague that began in 2014.

Meanwhile, "Today" announced that Libby Leist is replacing Don Nash as executive producer for the first two hours of "Today."

Curry, who's making a much-anticipated return to TV with her new PBS show, "We'll Meet Again," was with NBC's "Today" show for 15 years. She co-anchored alongside Lauer from 2011 to 2012 before a highly publicized break with the broadcast. Curry left NBC in 2015 and created her own production company.

Curry also talked about her new show on PBS, "We'll Meet Again." The show highlights unique stories of people who are searching for someone from their past.


It focuses on reunions between people whose lives intersected and were torn apart at pivotal moments in world history, like the Vietnam war or the September 11th attacks.

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