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Ann Curry

Real name: Ann Curry
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Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and television personality who has served as news anchor on NBC's Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005.

Curry was born in Guam to a Japanese mother and a father of predominantly French and Scots-Irish descent from Pueblo, Colorado. Her American father, a career Navy man, met her Japanese mother during the U.S. occupation of Japan following the Second World War. The U.S. military did not initially allow the marriage, but her father returned to Japan two years later to marry his bride.

Curry was raised in San Diego and Alameda, California, Japan, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Ashland, Oregon where she graduated from Ashland High School (Oregon). In 1978, she graduated with a BA Journalism from University of Oregon.

Curry began her broadcasting career in 1978 as an intern at NBC-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon, near her hometown of Ashland. There she rose to become the station's first female news reporter. In 1981, Curry moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland, where she was a reporter and anchor.

Three years later, Curry moved to Los Angeles as a reporter for KCBS-TV and received two Emmy Awards while working as a reporter from 1984 to 1990.

Curry is known for her international reporting of major stories, filing stories from places such as Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Albania, and Darfur. Curry hosted NBC's primetime coverage and highlights of the Live Earth concerts on July 7, 2007 and also contributed with interviews for the special with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Al Gore.

Curry has been sued four times by neighbors in New York City due to noise from construction on her townhouse.

Curry came under fierce attack by You Tube users after a heated interview with Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

presented for coverage of the 1987 Los Angeles earthquake; another presented for reporting on the explosion of a San Bernardino gas pipeline, and a third in 2007 for her reporting on NBC Nightly News about the Darfur crisis
- Golden Mike (4), presented by Radio & Television News

Association of Southern California (RTNA)
- Certificate of Excellence, Associated Press
- Gracie, presented by The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television
- Excellence in Reporting, presented by the NAACP
- National Journalism Award, presented by the Asian American Journalists Association, 2003
- Pioneer Award, presented by University of Oregon, 2003
- Hall of Achievement induction, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, 2002



 


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