This article will answer every question you have about Ann Curry. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Ann Curry do for a living?
- Who are Ann Curry’s parents and siblings?
- What are Ann Curry’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Ann Curry married or does he have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
- Does Ann Curry have any children?
- Where is Ann Curry now?
- How tall is Ann Curry?
- How much money does Ann Curry earn?
- What is Ann Curry’s net worth?
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Who is Ann Curry?
Ann Curry is an American photojournalist and journalist. She has worked as a journalist for over 30 years focusing on regions facing war and natural disasters. She has reported several disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 as well as the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Curry has also covered wars in Iraq, Kosovo, Syria, Lebanon, Darfur, Afghanistan, Congo, and the Central African Republic. In June 2012, she became the national and international correspondent-anchor for NBC News and the anchor at large for the Today show. She was co-anchor of Today from June 9, 2011, to June 28, 2012, and the program’s news anchor from March 1997 until becoming co-anchor. She was also the anchor of Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011. On January 13, 2015, it was announced that Curry would be leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years. In January 2015, Curry founded her own multi-platform media start-up. She continues to conduct major news interviews on network television, most recently securing an exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about the Iran nuclear talks.
Ann Curry’s Career
Curry started her broadcasting career in 1978 as an intern at then NBC-affiliate (now CBS-affiliate) KTVL in Medford, Oregon. There she rose to become the station’s first female news reporter. In 1980, Curry moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland, where she was a reporter and anchor. Four years later, Curry moved to Los Angeles as a reporter for KCBS-TV and received two Emmy Awards while working as a reporter from 1984 to 1990.
In 1990, Curry joined NBC News, first as the NBC News Chicago correspondent then as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. Curry also served as a substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer from 1994 to 1997 at Today. From 1997 to 2011, she served as a news anchor at Today, becoming the show’s second-longest serving news anchor, behind Frank Blair, who served in that capacity from 1953 to 1975. During this time, she also served as a substitute anchor for Today. On June 24, 2005, Curry was named co-anchor of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips; she remained as the primary anchor when Phillips left on July 2, 2007, until she replaced Meredith Vieira on Today in 2011. She was the primary substitute on NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2011.
Curry has reported on major international stories, filing stories from places such as Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Congo, Rwanda, Albania, and Darfur. Curry hosted NBC’s primetime coverage and highlights of the Live Earth concerts on July 7, 2007, and also contributed with interviews for the special with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Al Gore. She reported from the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001 and had an exclusive interview with General Tommy Franks. She reported from Baghdad in early 2003, and then from the USS Constellation as the war in Iraq began. Curry was also the first network news anchor to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in late 2004.
On December 17, 2007, Curry bungee-jumped off the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England, to raise money for charity. Her jump was shown live on the Today show. In 2009, Curry traveled to Iran, where she interviewed the then-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad days before Ahmadinejad traveled to America to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly. In 2011, Curry appeared in the first PBS Kids Sprout “Kindness Counts” public service announcement.
In June 2012, Curry was widely reported as being replaced as co-host of Today. Curry hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in her discussions with NBC. On June 28, Curry announced in an emotional broadcast on the show that she was leaving Today. She signed a new multiyear contract with the network as NBC News national and international correspondent/anchor and Today anchor-at-large. Her departure had led to some discussions about racism, particularly as she was one of the few prominent Asian-American journalists on the national stage.
For a time, she led a seven-person unit producing content and reporting for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (for which she also was a regular substitute anchor), Dateline NBC, Rock Center with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. Curry also anchored multiple NBC News primetime specials. On August 9, 2012, Curry made her first post-departure appearance on Today, when she reported a story during the show’s coverage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The reunion with her former co-anchor, Matt Lauer, was described in the media as “tense”, “awkward”, and “chilly”. In September 2013, Lauer said he was disappointed in the way the media reported Curry’s departure. Later, In January 2015, Curry was announced as officially leaving NBC News.
How Old is Ann Curry?
Curry was born on November 19, 1956, in Agana, Guam. She is currently 64 years old.
Ann Curry‘s Family
Who are Ann Curry‘s parents?
Curry’s parents are Robert Paul Curry and Hiroe Nagase. Her mother is Japanese while her father is American born in Pueblo, Colorado.
Does Ann Curry have siblings?
Curry had a brother named Gordon Curry who died while serving in the Air Force when she was 26 years while her brother was 23.
Ann Curry‘s Education
Curry attended Ernest J. King School on the U.S Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki while her family was living in Japan. She later transferred to Ashland High School after they moved to Ashland, Oregon in the U.S. Curry later joined the University of Oregon where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1978.
Ann Curry‘s Husband
Curry married Brian Ross who is a software executive she met while in college. They live together in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Ann Curry‘s Children – Kids
Curry has a daughter named McKenzie and a son named William Walker Curry Ross.
Ann Curry’s Net Worth
Curry has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Curry stands at 5 ft 4 in tall and weighs about 55 kg.