By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

The latest buzz on Ann Curry's departure from the Today show is that she'll walk away with a nice chunk of change.

TMZreports that Curry signed a contract to co-anchor Today for $10 million a year and because she's only one-year into it, she'll be given that much when she leaves the job.

Her exit news - she's expected to become a foreign correspondent for NBC - is expected this week, says the New York Post.

Meanwhile, one anonymous formerNBC exec blames her downfall on her "overwhelming" empathy. Agree?

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