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Ann Curry felt like Cinderella on her first day as Today co-anchor.

"I'm Ann Curry and I'm in for ... I guess, nobody this morning. Me, myself and I. I can't believe it. It's such a thrill ... I really feel like Cinderella. Ann Curry aka Cinderella," she said to viewers on Thursday morning's show. 

VIDEO: Today says goodbye to Meredith Vieira

Curry, who has been the newsreader for the program since 1997, took over for Meredith Vieira who left after five years to spend more time with her family. Co-host Matt Lauer called Curry's start "an exciting new chapter in the history of the show" and "a comfortable fit."

Watch her Today debut:

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