Ann Curry's final days on the 'Today Show' have been unveiled in Brian Stelter's new book.

The 56-year-old anchor left the popular show over a year ago, but the dramatic events that went on behind the scenes which pushed her to leave have finally been documented in 'Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV'.

Stelter suggests she felt tortured, adding: ''Curry was stunned by [the executives'] callousness, and she felt the publicity surrounding the transition robbed her of a chance to exit gracefully, and she basically shut down.''

Curry was close to tears when she announced a year ago she was leaving, saying: ''This is not easy to say but today is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of 'Today'.''

Rumours circulated shortly after her announcement suggesting Matt Lauer had played a role in her departure from the show.

Stelter went on to explain: ''Curry felt that the boy's club atmosphere behind the scenes at 'Today' undermined her from the start, and she told friends that her final months were a form of professional torture.''

He continued: ''The growing indifference of Matt Lauer, her co-host, had hurt the most, but there was also just a general meanness on set.''