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Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American television news journalist and news anchor on NBC`s morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. Along with Lester Holt, she is the primary substitute for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. Curry was born in Guam to Bob Curry, of French, German, Irish, Scottish descent from Pueblo, Colorado, and Hiroe Nagase, originally from Japan. Her American father, a career Navy man, met her mother during the U.S. occupation of Japan following the Second World War. Curry was raised in Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. In 1978, she graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Ann is married to software executive Brian Ross whom she met in college. They have a daughter, McKenzie, and a son, Walker Ross. The family lives in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City.
Curry began her broadcasting career in 1978 as an intern at then, NBC-affiliate, now CBS-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon. There she rose to become the station`s first female news reporter. In 1980, Curry moved to NBC-affiliate KGW in Portland, where she was a reporter and anchor. Four 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. In 1990, Curry joined NBC News, first as the NBC News Chicago correspondent then as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. During this time, she also served as a substitute anchor and news anchor for the NBC news shows Today and Weekend Today. In May 2005, Curry was named co-anchor of Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips; she remained as the primary anchor when Phillips left in June 2007. She also continues as news anchor at Today, and is the show`s second-longest serving news anchor, behind Frank Blair, who served in that capacity from 1953 to 1975. Since September 2007 Curry has been one of the three anchors for TODAY`s third hour. She is also a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News. Curry has been known at NBC News for anchoring three of the four major broadcasts. She has read the news on The Today Show since 1997, she has anchored Dateline NBC since 2005.
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Ashland High School, Ashland, OR
BA Journalism, University of Oregon (1978)
Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American television personality, news journalist and photojournalist. Curry has been a humanitarian reporter for more than 30 years, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. Curry has reported from the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Kosovo, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq, among others. Curry has covered numerous humanitarian disasters, including the tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter topped Twitter's 'most powerful' list, credited for helping speed the arrival of humanitarian planes.
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