Ann Curry is making a brief return appearance to the “The Today Show” this weekend as she heads to Aurora, Colorado to co-anchor coverage of the recent The Dark Knight Rises shooting from the ground.
The Washington Post reports NBC will be having Ann Curry return to co-anchor the weekend edition of “Today” along with her replacement, Savannah Guthrie. On Friday, Curry will also be anchoring a special edition of “Dateline” live from Aurora covering the recent shooting that took place at the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” that will be aired at 9 p.m.
In addition, Curry will also be on MSNBC providing coverage throughout the weekend from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The L.A. Times makes note that the mass shooting in the Aurora movie theater that killed 12 and wounded at least 59 other movie goers by James Holmes during the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” will be the first major story Ann Curry will have had the chance to cover since her departure from “The Today Show” earlier this month.
As US Magazine points out Ann Curry left the “Today” show as a regular part of the staff on June 29 after 15 years on the show, however, NBC did announce she would still be handling special reporting assignments as an Anchor-At-Large for the program.
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