An accomplished television journalist and news anchor with a winning smile, Ann Curry rose to the top of her field reporting on worldwide stories from the World Trade Center bombing on 9/11 to the 200...
Joined NBC News as their Chicago, IL correspondent
Replaced Matt Lauer as the news anchor for NBC's morning "Today" show
Became the anchor for "NBC News at Sunrise" in Chicago
Announced departure as "Today" co-host; remained as special correspondent for NBC News
Began her broadcasting career as an intern in at KTVL in Medford, OR; later became the station's first female news reporter
Worked as a reporter and anchor for Portland's NBC affiliate, KGW
Named co-anchor of "Dateline NBC" with Stone Phillips while continuing her "Today" show duties
Replaced Meredith Vieira as co-host alongside Lauer on "Today"
Served as a substitute anchor and news anchor for the NBC news shows "Today" and "Weekend Today"
Helped NBC launch the MSNBC network
Won two Emmys while reporting for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, CA
An accomplished television journalist and news anchor with a winning smile, Ann Curry rose to the top of her field reporting on worldwide stories from the World Trade Center bombing on 9/11 to the 2003 war in Iraq. An NBC News correspondent since 1990, Curry served as a news anchor-turned-co-host on "The Today Show" (NBC, 1952- ) and "Dateline NBC" (NBC, 1992- ). Of Japanese-American decent, Curry quickly became a role model for young women in the journalistic community. Notoriously determined and a hard worker, she devoted much of her time to humanitarian reporting and was the first network news anchor to cover the tsunami zone in southeast Asia and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Also known for landing exclusive interviews, Curry conducted one-on-one interviews with numerous political and entertainment figures, including Lance Armstrong and Angelina Jolie. Curry filled in for Katie Couric on "The Today Show" when Couric stepped down as co-host in 2006 and eventually replaced Meredith Vieira once she left her co-host position in 2011. Unfortunately, Curry was let go from her position on the couch after only one year. Though reactions to Curry's performance was a mixed bag, there was no denying she was force to be reckoned with as an esteemed journalist.
Met Ann's mother during the U.S. occupation of Japan following the Second World War
Met Ann's father during the U.S. occupation of Japan following the Second World War
Met in college
Father, Brian Ross
Father, Brian Ross
Ashland High School
University of Oregon
Curry received an honorary degree from Providence College in Providence, RI.
Curry received an honorary doctorate from the Wheaton College in Norton, MA.