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Today for Savannah | Quits for TomKat | Kelly Leaves Mornings

TVNewser: Just as the tears dried from Ann Curry ‘s dismissal yesterday at the Today show, Savannah Guthrie was named her replacement today. Guthrie, although with Matt, Al, and Natalie today, officially joining the morning team July 9.

FishbowlLA: Not to be the bearer of bad news, but Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are done. The couple, together for five years, had one daughter, Suri.

TVSpy: Greg Kelly bids farewell to on-air wife Rosanna Scotto (above) at Good Day New York. But Kelly hasn’t left the building, just the daypart. He gets a promotion to night time WNYW anchor.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Christina Cuomo New EIC of Manhattan, June 27
  2. WSJ Intern Fabricates Sources, June 26
  3. Weighing Some Options for Sue Simmons, June 25
  4. Hearst Newspapers Fires Reporter for Repeated Fabrication, June 25
  5. With Ann Curry Pushed Aside, Savannah Guthrie Expected to Get Spot on Today Couch, June 28
  6. The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN, June 25
  7. SmartMoney Folds Print Magazine, 25 Staffers Laid Off, June 22
  8. Susan White Rejoins Vanity Fair, June 26

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(Video) With Ann Curry Pushed Aside, Savannah Guthrie Expected to Get Spot on Today Couch

The rumors have been running rampant. The speculation has been speeding through the blogosphere. This morning it became a reality! A teary-eyed Ann Curry left the Today Show as co-anchor with Matt Lauer. In one of television’s more emotional goodbyes, Curry started the final segment before 9 a.m. announcing, “This is not easy to say.”

By the time she finished the sentence telling millions that it was her final time on the program in that capacity, her voice cracked.

Curry will remain a part of Today.

“They’re giving some fancy, new titles, which essentially means that I’m going to get tickets to every big story we want to cover,” Curry says.

Curry, co-anchor with Lauer since Meredith Vieira walked away last year, saved her most emotional moment for last.

“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line,” Curry says. “But man, I did try.”

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Much More | Dirty Works | New Today

  • SocialTimes: A look at what Google+ would need to take the lead among social networking sites. Short answer: Facebook would have to disappear. Long answer: Facebook would have to disappear and Mark Zuckerberg would have to get interested in something new; like shooting marbles.
  • MediaJobsDaily: Here is a list of where germs are found in the office. Only look if you are about to start working from home.
  • TVSpy: Vote on who should replace Ann Curry.

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards

Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan.

Katie Couric, who presented a Matrix Award to Tyra Banks, walked the red carpet before the ceremony with a stool so the pair could (sort of) stand shoulder-to-shoulder (pictured). “I feel like I’m standing next to Shaquille O’Neal!” Couric quipped.

Couric’s ABC news colleagues  Josh Elliott, “20/20″ EP David Sloan and SVP of communications Jeffrey Schneider attended to honor Walt Disney EVP and chief communications officer Zenia Mucha. Mucha was presented by Barbara Walters.

In her speech, Walters said Mucha, a first-generation immigrant who lived in Poland until she was 9, “might just have the toughest job of anyone I know.”

“Even Mickey Mouse doesn’t make a move without checking with Zenia,” Walters said. Read more

Hollywood Reporter’s ‘New York Issue’ Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media

The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the “35 Most Powerful People in The Media,” which is always a fun thing to check out. THR’s list spans the usual suspects, but is heavy on those in TV.

For your enjoyment, we’ve provided a partial list below. They’re in no particular order, either, so don’t start bragging. THR’s “New York Issue” is available today.

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2012 Matrix Award Honorees Announced

Tis’ the season for award news. Here’s another one: The Matrix Awards, which honor extraordinary women in the media world, have announced their 2012 honorees. Past winners have included Gloria Steinem, Arianna Huffington and Alice Walker, to name a few. The 2012 honorees are Tyra BanksGayle ButlerGlenn CloseMaria Cuomo ColeAnn CurryLaura DesmondZenia Mucha and Peggy Noonan.

The award ceremony — presented by New York Women Communications — will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 23.

“We are pleased to recognize these eight extraordinary women for their remarkable achievements in communications,” said Catherine Mathis, President of New York Women in Communications. “These individuals, from top executives of worldwide corporations to award-winning journalists and global humanitarians, truly embody the Matrix Awards’ theme and we look forward to honoring them in April.”

Giuliana Rancic to Undergo Double Mastectomy

E! news and red carpet host Giuliana Rancic announced Monday on Today that she is undergoing a double mastectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment.

The 36-year-old had a failed lumpectomy that didn’t get rid of the cancer. Instead of going through another lumpectomy, Rancic decided on a double mastectomy — which means there’s less than a one percent chance of the cancer returning.

In addition, Ranic would like to have a child with her husband, Bill, and radiation treatment would further delay parenthood.

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Forbes Ranks The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

Even though lists like Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women are essentially meaningless, the people included are usually worth noting, so they do serve a little purpose. This latest ranking from Forbes does a good job of picking women with real influence and bringing attention to those that don’t get enough credit.

Take the most powerful woman: Angela Merkel (right), the Chancellor of Germany. Her name might not ring a bell, but it should. There are a few more slightly obscure names in the list and some fairly obvious ones as well (Hillary Clinton checks in at number two).

We know — you want to hear who was the highest ranking New York media woman. We’ll give you one guess. If you’re thinking Sally Jessy Raphael, you’re creative, but wrong. It’s Jill Abramson, the new Executive Editor at The New York Times. She ranks eighth on the list.

Check out a few notable media names from the Most Powerful Women list after the jump.

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