Ann Curry is a renowned American journalist cum photojournalist. She has been a co-host for 30 years and focused her career on war zones, holding interviews with the world’s most powerful men. While in these war zones, she navigated through areas generally considered as dead ends, in search of some concealed truths. Her years as a TV personality has been marked by excellence as she makes selfless efforts in providing the world with first-hand facts and analyzing news headlines. At the peak of her fantastic career, something went wrong and tremendously affected her professional life.
Ann Curry Early Life
Curry was born on 19 November 1956, in Agaña, Guam, America to Hiroe Nagase and Robert Paul “Bob” Curry. Her father, an American from Pueblo, Colorado, had English and Irish ancestry while her mother is Japanese. Curry is the eldest of her parent’s children.
Ann Curry lived in Japan for several years as a child, attended the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki. Later, she moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. She further graduated with a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Oregon in 1978.
The award-winning journalist and photojournalist began her profession as an intern at KTVL, Medford Oregon, in 1980. Notably, she was the first female reporter of that station because most women at that time considered reporting as old fashion or a dead end. After a short while with KTVL station, she joined KWG in Poland and reported for four years. She later moved to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles where she received two Emmy Awards for her humanitarian efforts.
Ann Curry came on board NBC Chicago in 1990 as a correspondent; reporting major international stories, interviewing some of the nations’ powerful men, filing stories, and touring places feared by most journalists. Her coverage and highlights of live earthquake broadcast from southeast Asian and Japan tsunami pole were nothing compared to her documentation of al-Qaida’s link to al-Shabaab terrorists and her live broadcast in Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Congo, Rwanda, Albania, Darfur and other serious was zones. Her interview with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Vice President Al Gore, former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Tommy Frank on exclusive interview gave the world an insight into the recent happenings in different areas.
Besides all these, many have received help from Ann Curry through social media. Her response to a tweet from her Twitter follower about her missing sister helped to find the missing person and reunite her with her sister. Her active presence on the platform also helped some affected people in Haiti get the needed aid and medical attention.
She offered reasonable years to correspond, report, conducting a long list of exclusive interviews with dignitaries, among other things before an ugly conspiracy struck.
Ann Curry Net Worth
The veteran award-winning journalist currently has a net worth of $10 million. She has been very successful in her career and this has given her great earnings. Ann Curry is still active in the media industry, mostly working through her own production company.
What Happened To Her, Where Is She Now?
When Ann joined NBC’s Today in 2011, she took over from Meredith Vieira. The contract was supposed to run for a year in readiness for her co-host Matt Lauer’s contract to expire before 2012. Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC Today, felt that if Laurer leaves, Ann might become a competitor. So, he commissioned a blooper reel of Curry’s worst on-air mistakes and presented it to a staff member so she could be fired.
Bell initiated operation Bambi with a carefully thought out three-part plan:
1.) Persuade Lauer to extend his contract.
2.) Oust Ann Curry.
3.) Replace her with Savannah Guthrie.
Working with Bell on Operation Bambi were NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke and eventually Matt Lauer, who obviously didn’t like his co-host, Ann. With this well-thought-out plan, Ann’s atmosphere of professional torture ended with a sackbut Bell’s deed began to haunt them.
Furthermore, Ann Curry once had a fall in New York and was rescued by a troop of Boys’ Scouts who were on a Philmont training hike. Scout leader Rick Jurgens revealed that when they came across Curry, he recognized her but the youngsters didn’t know it was the Emmy-winning journalist. This, however, does not mean she is presently in New York. Records have shown she is in New Canaan, Connecticut, in the USA at present.
Curry is still active as a TV personality, mostly working through her own production company. In January 2018, she launched a six-part series titled We’ll Meet Again.