34 Facts About Ann Curry


Ann Curry was born on November 19,1956 and is an American journalist and photojournalist, who has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters.


Ann Curry has covered numerous disasters, including the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, where her appeal via Twitter topped Twitter's 'most powerful' list, credited for helping speed the arrival of humanitarian planes.


Ann Curry 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.


Ann Curry was the anchor of Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011.


On January 13,2015, it was announced that Curry would be leaving NBC News after nearly 25 years.


In January 2015, Ann Curry founded her own multi-platform media startup.


Ann Curry continued to conduct major news interviews on network television, including securing an exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in 2015 about the Iran nuclear talks.


Ann Curry hosted and produced We'll Meet Again with Ann Curry from 2018 to 2019 on PBS.


Ann Curry was born in Agana, Guam, the daughter of Hiroe Nagase and Robert Paul "Bob" Curry.


Ann Curry's mother is Japanese, and her father, an American from Pueblo, Colorado, had Irish and German ancestry.


Ann Curry's parents met when her father, a career United States Navy sailor, worked as a streetcar conductor during the United States occupation of Japan after World War II.


Ann Curry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978.


Ann Curry began her broadcasting career in 1978 as an intern at then NBC-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon.


In 1980, Ann Curry moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland, where she was a reporter and anchor.


Four years later, Ann Curry moved to Los Angeles as a reporter for KCBS-TV and received two Emmy Awards while working as a reporter from 1984 to 1990.


In 1990, Ann Curry joined NBC News, first as the NBC News Chicago correspondent then as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996.


Ann Curry served as a substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer from 1994 to 1997 at Today.


On June 24,2005, Ann Curry was named co-anchor of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips; she remained as the primary anchor when Phillips left on July 2,2007, until she replaced Meredith Vieira on Today in 2011.


Ann Curry was the primary substitute on NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2011.


Ann Curry has reported on major international stories, filing stories from places such as Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Congo, Rwanda, Albania, and Darfur.


Ann Curry hosted NBC's primetime coverage and highlights of the Live Earth concerts on July 7,2007, and contributed with interviews for the special with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Al Gore.


Ann Curry was the first network news anchor to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in late 2004.


On December 17,2007, Ann Curry bungee-jumped off the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England, to raise money for charity.


In 2009, Ann Curry traveled to Iran, where she interviewed then-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad days before Ahmadinejad traveled to America to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly.


In 2011, Curry appeared in the first PBS Kids Sprout "Kindness Counts" public service announcement.


In June 2012, Ann Curry was widely reported as being replaced as co-host of Today.


Ann Curry hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in her discussions with NBC.


Ann Curry's departure had led to some discussions about racism, particularly as she was one of the most prominent Asian-American journalists on the national stage.


In January 2015, Curry was announced as officially leaving NBC News.


In July 2017, PBS announced a new documentary television series We'll Meet Again with Ann Curry hosted and co-produced by Curry.


In January 2018, Ann Curry returned to television with her PBS series, We'll Meet Again.


Ann Curry then appeared on The View as guest co-host on January 23,2018, where she addressed the controversies surrounding her departure from Today.


Ann Curry was raised Catholic by her mother, who was a convert to the religion.


Ann Curry is married to Brian Ross, a software executive, whom she met in college.