Ann Curry is an American journalist and news anchor on a show called Today on NBC in the morning. The show has aired since May in 1997. She has also hosted the Dateline NBC since May in 2005. She is also a substitute for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News.
Ann curry biography
Curry was born in 1956 November 19th. She was born in Guam and raised in Ashland Oregon. Her father is an American former Navy who met her mother during American occupation of Japan that was followed by the Second World War. At that time the U.S did not allow that kind of marriage and so her father was forced to go but returned two years later to marry the love of his life. She went to Ashland High School where she graduated. She also graduated with a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978. Ann is married by Brian Ross who is a software executive. She met him when they were in college and they have a daughter called McKenzie and a son called Walker Ross. She lives with her family in Gramercy Park, New York City.
Curry career history
She began her broadcasting profession in 1978. Started out as an intern at NBC affiliate, that is now referred to as CBS-affiliate KTVL which is in Medford in Oregon. After just a few years she grew to become the first female news reporter for the station. She then moved to NBC-affiliate KGW which is in Portland. There she was both a reporter and an anchor.
Over the years she has done reports on many major stories. She has done stories from places like Baghdad, Rwanda and Darfur.
And The Award Goes To
She has won a lot of prestigious awards. Some of the awards include
• Three Emmy Awards, one which she was given for the reporting of the 1987 Los Angeles earthquake and another for coverage on the explosion of the gas pipeline that happened in San Bernardino. The other she was given for the report about the Darfur crisis she did on the NBC Nightly News in 2007.
• Golden Mic which was given to her by the RTNA
• A certificate of excellence
• National journalism award in 2003
• She was also voted for the Sexiest Newscaster by readers for Ask Men magazine.
• Pioneer Award by university of Oregon in 2003