Ann Curry is an American news journalist, television personality, and photojournalist who has established her own identity. She has worked with NBC News as a national and internal correspondent as well as a news anchor. She also anchored the Today show and Dateline NBC. Curry has spent nearly 25 years with NBC News before she founded her own multi-platform media business in January 2015.
Anne Curry was born in Guam on November 19, 1956. Her father was a naval sailor and the mother a homemaker. She is the eldest child of the parent Bob Curry and Hiroe Nagase. Curry spent much of her early years in Japan but left for Oregon where she attended Ashland High School. Curry obtained a BA in journalism at University of Oregon.
In 1978, Curry began her career in broadcasting field as an intern in KTVL. She quickly rose in ranks because of her dedication in work and became the first female reporter and news anchor for KTVL. Later on, Curry was moved to Poland where she reported and anchored for an affiliate station for KTVL known as KGW. She joined KCBS-TV as a reporter in Los Angeles where she worked for that channel for about six years.
During her tenure at KCBS-TV from 1984 to 1990, she managed to pick two Emmy Awards because of her reporting. Curry joined NBC News sometimes in 1990, and in 1991, she became a news anchor for NBC News where she reported until 1996.
Curry also anchored Today in the year 1997 to 2011. She became a co-anchor of the show Dateline NBC in 2005 and later became the chief anchor of the program in 2007 when colleague anchor Stone Phillips exited the show. She is a reporter who goes great lengths to have her stories reported.
Curry is considered a fearless reporter who has filed major news stories from areas like Sri Lanka, Baghdad, Congo, and Albania. She was the first reporter to anchor news related to the Tsunami and the affected areas in 2004. She showed live her bungee-jumping fun act on Today show in 2007 with a feat done at Transporter Bridge in the Middleborough during a fund raising campaign for charity work.
However, Curry left Today show in 2012 before she later on in 2015 announced she would leave NBC News channel. Her appealing and amiable personality add to her outstanding journalistic career. The tremendous contributions she has made in the field of anchoring and reporting has rewarded her with many prizes including the National Journalist award, Golden Mic award, Emmy award, Gracie award, and Pioneer award. Curry is the recipient of Associated Press’s certificate of excellence.
Ann Curry – Husband and Children
The 1.68 meter tall Curry was raised catholic and is wife to Brian Ross, a software executive. Curry and her husband are gifted with a beautiful daughter, McKenzie as well as a son, William Walker Curry Ross. The family lives in New Cannan, Connecticut.
Ann Curry – Net worth and Salary
Curry’s current net worth is estimated to be about $9 million with a yearly salary of about $10 million.