Ann Curry: A Resilient Journalist

Ann Curry, the veteran journalist who turns 67 on November 19, has experienced both highs and lows in her 25-year career at NBC News. Although her name may not dominate headlines anymore, Curry has continued to make a significant impact in the field of journalism.

The Early Years

Curry was born in Guam and spent part of her childhood in Japan before her family settled in Oregon. She embarked on her broadcasting career in 1978 as an intern at an NBC affiliate in Oregon. Excelling in her role, she became the station’s first female news reporter. Later, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a reporter for a CBS affiliate, earning two Emmy Awards for her exceptional work.

NBC News Journey

In 1990, Curry joined NBC News and started as a correspondent in Chicago. She then became an anchor on the morning show NBC News at Sunrise. During her time on the show, she also filled in as a co-anchor on Today. In 1997, Curry became a news anchor for Today and performed the role until 2011. During her tenure, she also served as a co-anchor for Dateline NBC and as a substitute on NBC Nightly News.

An Emotional Departure

In June 2012, Curry’s departure from Today was both emotional and public, leaving many wondering about the reasons behind it. However, Curry remained with NBC News until January 2015, when she eventually moved on to the next chapter of her illustrious career.

Life After NBC News

After leaving NBC News, Curry embraced new opportunities and continued to make a significant impact. She founded a multi-platform media company, produced the PBS series We’ll Meet Again, and hosted TNT’s Chasing the Cure. Curry’s dedication to journalism was recognized when she received the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in 2022.

Curry’s commitment to storytelling and bringing awareness to human suffering in war zones and natural disasters remains as strong as ever. Recently, she sat down with author Min Jin Lee for the PBS Arts Talk, discussing her novel “Pachinko.” While Curry keeps her social media presence minimal, she occasionally resurfaces to share her unique perspective with the world.

Ann Curry is a true example of resilience in the face of challenges. Her unwavering commitment to journalism and storytelling has left an indelible mark in the industry. As she continues to contribute to the field, her impact remains as powerful as ever.