From warzones to natural disasters, Ann Curry has seen it all. The American, journalist, and photojournalist, has been a reporter all her life. While Curry rose to fame following her appearances in the Today show, her best works have been not been on television. Over the years, Curry has found her way to dangerous workplaces including wars in Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, Darfur, Congo, and the Central African Republic. She has also covered numerous natural disasters, including the tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Ann Curry.
Ann Curry was born 19th of November 1956 in Agaña, Guam, US. Born to Hiroe Nagase and Robert Paul “Bob” Curry, Ann shares Japanese descent on her mother’s side. The eldest of the five children, Ann lived in Japan during her early years and attended the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. She later moved to Ashland, Oregon, and graduated from Ashland High School. Ann continued her higher education and graduated with a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978.
Ann began her career as an intern in 1978 at KTVL in Medford, Oregon. After becoming the station’s first female reporter, Ann moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland. After a four year stay, Curry decided to move to KCBS-TV. She worked as a reporter from 1984 to 1990 and received two Emmy Awards for her work.
Ann joined NBC in 1990 as the NBC News Chicago correspondent. She was then announced as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise, a post that she held from 1991 to 1996. After playing second fiddle to Matt Lauer at Today from 1995 to 1997, Curry was announced as the news anchor at Today. She held the post from 1997 to 2011, which saw her become the show’s second-longest serving news anchor. Beginning from June of 2005, Curry started working as the co-host of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips.
Throughout her broadcasting career, Curry has reported from unlikely places. Over the years, Curry has been seen in warzones including Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Congo, Rwanda, Albania, and Darfur. She also reported from the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001. In addition to her work in Haiti, Curry was also the first reporter to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in late 2004.
Leaving NBC and life after:
Even though Curry officially left NBC in 2015, news of her departure had begun circulating since 2012. One June of 2012, rumors began circulating that Curry was being replaced as the co-host of Today. The move by NBC drew major scrutiny given that Curry was one of few prominent active Asian-Americans in the field of Journalism. On June 28, 2012, Curry announced that she would be leaving the Today show. While she did host the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, for a while, Curry ultimately left the network in 2015.
Following her departure from NBC, Curry started a media start-up. Curry hosted and co-produced a new documentary television series We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry. Beginning from August of 2019, Curry was announced as the host of TNT/TBS’s Chasing the Cure.
With success in professional endeavors Curry has gained an impressive net worth. Ann Curry has net worth recorded $10 M as of 2020.
Curry is married to her long-time boyfriend, Brian Ross whom she met in college. They tied the knot in 1989 and since been together as a married couple. Unlike Curry, Brian stays away from the media and is a software executive. The pair have a daughter, McKenzie Ross, and a son, William Walker Curry Ross. The family of four lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.