Friday, May 24, 2024

Uncovering the Truth: The Untold Story of Ann Curry’s 25-Year Journey at NBC News

The accomplished journalist, who⁤ turns 67 on​ November 19, has maintained ‌a relatively low profile since ‌her departure from Today in 2012 and later, NBC​ News⁣ in 2015.

Despite her absence from the ​headlines, Curry remains active in the field ⁣of journalism.

Born in Guam to Hiroe Nagase and Robert Paul “Bob” Curry,‌ she is ⁣the eldest of five siblings. As a child, ⁢she spent several years living in‌ Japan before ‌her family settled in Oregon, where she attended high school and later graduated from college.

Curry began her broadcasting ‍career in 1978 as an intern at KTVL, an ​NBC affiliate ⁤in Oregon. She quickly rose through ​the ranks ​and ⁢became the station’s first female news reporter.

After ⁢two years at KTVL, she moved to⁣ KGW in Portland, where ‌she worked as both⁣ an anchor⁤ and reporter. She then relocated to Los Angeles, ⁢where ⁢she spent six years⁣ as a reporter for a CBS affiliate and won‍ two Emmy Awards for her work.

Career ⁣at NBC News

In 1990, Curry joined NBC News as a correspondent in⁢ Chicago.‍ She later ⁢became an‍ anchor on the now-defunct show NBC News ‌at Sunrise,‍ and also filled in for Matt Lauer on Today. ⁤In ⁣1997, she was promoted to news anchor on Today, a position she ⁤held⁢ until 2011.

In⁤ addition to her role on Today, Curry also served as co-anchor of Dateline NBC and ⁣was the main substitute on‍ NBC Nightly News from 2005 to ⁤2011.

Despite her success​ and coverage ​of important ​news stories, Curry’s time ⁤at Today came ⁤to⁤ an emotional and ‌public end in June 2012. ‍The reason for⁢ her departure was ‍never made clear.

Ann Curry, Al Roker, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. (Photo by Rick Maiman/Sygma via Getty Images)

Although she was no longer ‌a ‍part of‍ Today, Curry remained ‌with NBC News ⁣until January 2015.

Life after NBC​ News

After her⁤ 25-year career with NBC News, Curry slowed down but continued to make an impact with her reporting.

She⁣ founded a ​multi-platform media company, produced and reported for the PBS series We’ll Meet‌ Again, gave a TED Talk on restoring trust in journalism, and hosted TNT’s Chasing ‌the Cure.

In⁤ 2022, Curry⁢ received the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award ‍from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. The‌ university recognized her work “on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters through her work as an American journalist, photojournalist,⁣ and reporter.”

Most recently, Curry sat down with Min Jin Lee, author of “Pachinko,” for PBS Arts‍ Talk.

Despite her limited presence on social media, Curry recently returned after a year and a half absence to share a wintry photo.

“Good morning ⁣world. Keep safe and cozy.‌ ‘The woods are ‌lovely, ⁣dark and deep…'” she wrote before⁣ disappearing​ again.

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