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Facts of Ann Curry Biography

OccupationJournalist, Television journalist
EthnicityJapanese, French, German, Scottish, Irish,
Place of birthGuam

Introduction, Early Life, and Education

Ann Curry was born on November 19 1956 in Guam and was raised in San Diego and Alameda, Japan, California, Virginia, Virginia Beach and Oregon. She is very famous American television personality, photo journalist as well as news journalist. She was born to American family to Bob Curry. His father is from Pueblo, Colorado and is of German, French, Cherokee and Irish descent. He met her Japanese mother Hiroe Nagase during U.S. occupation of Japan as he was a career Navy sailor following Second World War. Among five children she is the eldest one.

During her childhood days she lived in Japan for several years. While she was there she studied at Ernest J. King School on United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. She graduated from Ashland high School when she moved to Ashland, Oregon. In 1978 she graduated from University of Oregon holding B.A. degree in journalism. Since her birth her mother raised her Catholic who was a convert to religion. 

Ann Curry

“I try to do stories that make a difference- stories that affect the way people think, stories that people need to hear- and usually what drives me is to do stories about people who have no voice, people who have no political power, people who are overlooked by society.”

Career

In 1978 she started her career as an intern in broadcasting field at NBC-affiliate which is now known as CBS-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon. She became first female news reporter at the station. Later she moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland in 1980 as a reporter and anchor. After working there for four years she moved to Los Angeles for working at KCBS-TV as a reporter. Due to her hard work over there she was awarded with two awards.

She then joined NBC News in 1990 as NBC News Chicago correspondent. Later from 1991 to 1996 she worked as an anchor for NBC News at Sunrise. From 1994 to 1997 she also served as the substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer at Today. Later she became permanent new anchor at Today from 1997 to 2011 as she became show’s second longest serving news anchor behind Frank Blair. Along with Stone Phillips she was named as co-anchor of Dateline NBC but later Phillips left in June 2007. From 2005 to 2011 she became primary substitute on NBC Nightly News. During her career she have reported many international stories too like from Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Baghdad, Darfur, Democratic republic of Congo and Albania.

On July 7 2007 she also hosted Live Earth concert. She have the contribution with interviews with former Vice President Al Gore and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She also had an exclusive interview with General Tommy Franks. To raise the money for charity she jumped off Transporter Bridge in Middleborough, England on December 17 2007. She also interviewed then President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009 when she was in Iran.

Achievements

In 2007 she was awarded with Daytime Emmy Award for her excellence performance in morning program Today. She also won News & Documentary Emmy Award in 2010 and 2011 for her outstanding performance.

Personal Life and Other Facts

She got married to Brian Ross. They both met each other in college. He is a software executive. The couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter named McKenzie and handsome son William Walker Curry Ross. The happy family lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Ann is 177 cm tall weighing 56 kg which is normal weight. Her body measurement is 34-24-30 and her bra size is 34B. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She have very beautiful hair and is colored in dark brown. Her net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Updated On Sun Jan 11 2015 Published On Sun Jan 11 2015 By rajan

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