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Ann Curry

Ann Curry

Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 19, 1956 (age 57)
Nationality American
Profession News Journalist
Working for NBC News, Today Show
Ethnicity Half Japanese
Marital Status Married
Spouse Brian Ross
Children(s) William Walker Curry Ross, McKenzie Ross
Qualification BA in Journalism
Education at University of Oregon
Net Worth(s) $10 Million
Divorce Not Yet
Height 1.68 m
Weight N/A

Ann Curry is an American television personality, news journalist and photojournalist. 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.

Early Life and Education

Ann Curry was born on November 19, 1956 in the U.S. territory of Guam. Curry's father was an American of predominantly French and Scots-Irish descent, who met her Japanese mother during the U.S. occupation of Japan following World War II. Her childhood followed her father's military career, and she was raised in San Diego and Alameda, California, Japan, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Oregon. Curry lived in Japan for several years as a child, attending the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. Later she moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. She graduated with a BA in journalism at the University of Oregon in 1978.

Family

Curry is married to Brian Ross, a software executive, whom she met in college. They have a daughter, McKenzie, and a son, William Walker Curry Ross. The family lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Regarding boyfriends and divorce, she doesn’t have any record.

Career in Journalism

In 1978, Curry began an internship at KTVL in Medford, Oregon, eventually becoming the station's first female news reporter. In 1981, she took a three-year post as a reporter and anchor at KGW in Portland. She then moved to Los Angeles, where she was a reporter for KCBS-TV from 1984 to 1990. While there, she won two Emmy Awards.

In 1990, Ann Curry signed on with NBC news, first working as the network's Chicago correspondent, and then anchoring NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. She also served as a replacement anchor and newsreader for the Today show. In 2005, she joined Stone Phillips as a co-host of Dateline NBC, while continuing as news anchor at Today. By that time, Curry had earned acclaim for her coverage of global humanitarian and ethnicity crises.

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, Democratic Republic of 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. Curry 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 US Constellation as the war in Iraq began. Ann was also the first network news anchor to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in late 2004.

Departure from Today


On June 28, 2012, Curry announced in an emotional broadcast on the show that she was bidding goodbye to Today. She signed a new multi-year contract with the network as NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and Today Anchor at Large.

It's true that Curry has worn some amazing shoes on "Today", which producers seemed determined to show off during couch interviews. Even this was considered to be a reason that she got fired from Today.

Curry has continued to have some success landing major interviews, even after leaving the Today show. In September 2013, she beat out Christiane Amanpour to become the first western journalist to talk with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. This interview was considered a major professional triumph for Curry.

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