The award-winning news journalist Ann Curry has had a very successful career on NBC. Find out more about her net worth, TV Show and other facts.
Who is Ann Curry?
Ann Curry is a famous American photojournalist, a news journalist and a television personality. She has had quite a wonderful career! Ann Curry was born in Guam to parents, Bob Curry and Hiroe Nagase. Her father is a navy sailor who met his Japanese wife during the Second World War. They have five children and the Ann Curry is the eldest of them all. Curry lived in Japan for many years as a child. She attended the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. She later did her graduation from Ashland high School in Oregon, United States. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978. Ann Curry has been a reporter for more than 30 years. She mainly focused on human suffering during natural disasters and war zones. Curry was able to report from the wars in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Kosovo, Lebanon, Israel, and Afghanistan, among others. She covered several disasters, including the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the earthquake in Haiti which occurred in 2010. She had appealed to the people via Twitter which topped Twitter’s ‘most influential’ list and also helped speed up the arrival of humanitarian planes. In 2012, she was hired as NBC News’ international and national anchor and correspondent. She also became the anchor for Today TV Show. She became the co-anchor of the Today TV Show from June 2011 to June 2012. Before 2011, she had been the main anchor for the show since 1997. Curry also anchored Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011. In a shocking news item in January 2015, it was announced that Curry would be leaving NBC News after a service of 25 years. Ann Curry created her own multi-platform media startup the same year. She still hosts major interviews on the network television. She recently secured an exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif regarding the Iran nuclear talks.
What is her net worth?
Ann Curry has a net worth of $10 million.
Career and TV shows
Curry began her broadcasting career in the year 1978 as an intern at the NBC-affiliate KTVL in Oregon. She managed to become the station’s first female news reporter. Later, in 1980, she moved to the NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland again to do broadcast reports and be an anchor. She later moved to Los Angeles to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV and also bagged two Emmy Awards for her work as a reporter from 1984 to 1990. Ann Curry joined the NBC News in 1990 first as the NBC News Chicago correspondent and then as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise. She worked at the NBC News At Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. Curry became the substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer from 1994 to 1997 at Today Show. She later became the news anchor at Today from 1997 to 2011 and became the show’s second-longest serving news anchor. She became the co-anchor of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips and became the primary anchor when he left in 2007. She was the primary substitute on NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2011. The main anchor for NBC Nightly News is Lesler Holt. Ann Curry once bungee-jumped off the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England, to raise money for charity! Her jump was telecasted live on the Today show. On June 28, 2012, Curry announced in an emotional broadcast on the show that she was leaving Today. On August 9, 2012, Curry made her first post-departure appearance on ‘Today’. The reunion with her former co-anchor, Matt Lauer, was described in the media as “tense”, “awkward”, and “chilly”. In January 2015, an official announcement was made in NBC News that Curry would be leaving. Ann Curry returned to television in January 2018 with her PBS series, ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which was developed by her own production company. It focuses on 12 stories of people searching for individuals who had changed their lives.
Interesting facts about Ann Curry
There are some interesting facts about Ann Curry: * She had a sweet tooth. She usually begins her mornings with Hershey’s kiss which is a chocolate. She said, “I’m a chocoholic and there’s nothing I’m going to do about it,” * Curry was once saved by the Boy Scouts. Once while hiking in New York’s Harriman State Park in 2014, she injured her ankle. A group of boy scouts found her and created a make-shift stretcher for her and carried her down the mountain. * Her mother died in 2001 and her father died in 2008. She moved a lot as a child as her dad was a navy officer. * Curry is an avid photographer. She had once had a breast cancer scare in 2000 and so she started taking walks everyday to rejuvenate herself. * She met her husband, Brian Ross at the University of Oregon. They got married in 1989 and have two children.