Ann Curry Biography
Ann Curry is an American journalist and photojournalist who has been a reporter for more than 30 years, having co-hosted the Today Show on NBC from 1997 until 2012. She concentrated mostly on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters She also reported from Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, Darfur, and the Central African Republics.
Ann started her career as an intern at KTVL in Medford, Oregon, in 1978. There she rose to become the first female news reporter for the station. She moved back to KGW in Portland in 1980, where she was a reporter and an anchor.
In 1990 Ann joined NBC News as the Chicago reporter for NBC News, then as the Sunrise anchor for NBC News from 1991 to 1996. It was also a replacement news anchor for Matt Lauer at Today from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 2011, she worked as the news anchor at Today, being the second-longest news anchor after Frank Blair.
Ann has published big foreign stories from places like Bagdad, Sri Lanka, the Congo, Rwanda, and Darfur. She also anchored NBC’s prime-time coverage and highlights of Live Earth concerts on July 7th, 2007. She did special interviews with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Al Gore.
Curry left Today, June 28, 2012, after announcing an emotional broadcast. She has been reporting time alongside Lester Holt and has also hosted several NBC News primetime specials. Unfortunately, Ann quit NBC News in January 2015.
She has been hosting TNT/TBS Chasing the Cure since August 2019. In addition, Ann and Matt Lauer had a friendship with each other as co-anchor of NBC’s morning show. From 2011 to 2012, they were co-anchor.
Ann was Matt Lauer’s co-anchor on Today from 1997 to 2011. She became the second longest-serving news anchor after Frank Blair, co-anchor of the station before she was succeeded by Meredith Viera in 2011. Additionally, Ann revealed on June 28, 2012, that she was leaving today.
While still a child who was at the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Ann received her education at Ernest J. King College. She graduated from high school in Ashland. Later, in 1978, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oregon.
Ann Curry Age
How old is Ann Curry? Curry is 65 years old as of November 2021. Ann was born on November 19, 1956, in Agana, Guam. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on 19th November every year and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Ann Curry’s Height
Curry stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches and weighs an approximate weight of 55 kgs.
Ann Curry Family
Curry is Hiro Nagase’s and Robert Paul Curry’s daughter. Her mother is Japanese while her father is an American of Irish and German origins from Pueblo, Colorado. Ann’s parents met when her dad was a sailor in the navy. In addition, Ann is the eldest of five children.
Ann Curry Husband
Curry is committed to being married to Brian Bross, whose tech executive she met in college. The duo has been blessed with two children, a girl named Mckenzie and a boy named William Walker Curry Ross. Moreover, the family is living in New Canaan, Connecticut right now.
Ann Curry Career Timeline
- 1978–1980: KTVL reporter
- 1980–1984: KGW reporter and anchor
- 1984–1990: KCBS reporter
- 1990–2015: NBC News
- 1990–1991: NBC News Chicago bureau correspondent
- 1991–1996: NBC News at Sunrise anchor
- 1996: Weekend Today interim anchor
- 1994–1997: Today substitute news anchor
- 1997–2011: Today news anchor and substitute anchor
- 2005–2007: Dateline NBC co-anchor
- 2005–2011: NBC Nightly News substitute anchor
- 2007–2008: Today 4th hour
- 2007–2011: Dateline NBC anchor
- 2011–2012: Today co-anchor
- 2012–2015:Today anchor-at-large
- NBC News national and international correspondent
- NBC News special anchor
- 2018: PBS’ We’ll Meet Again docuseries
- 2019: TNT and TBS’ Chasing the Cure
Ann Curry Salary
Curry receives an estimated annual salary of around $4 million.
Ann Curry Net Worth
Curry has an estimated net worth of around $12 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Ann Curry Awards
- Emmy Awards presented for coverage of the 1987 Los Angeles earthquake and for reporting on the explosion of a San Bernardino gas pipeline and a third in 2007 for her reporting on NBC Nightly News about the Darfur crisis.
- Golden Mike (four times), presented by Radio and Television News Association of Southern California
- Quinn Award, Los Angeles Press Club.
- Certificate of Excellence, Associated Pres
- Gracie Award, presented by the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television
- Excellence in Reporting, presented by the NAACP
- Vision Award, presented by the Asian American Journalists Association
- Pioneer Award, presented by University of Oregon, 2003
- Truth in Media Award, presented by the Centre for Responsible Leadership
- Hall of Achievement induction, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, 2002
- Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, presented by PNC Bank for outstanding achievements in mass communications, 2008