Ann Curry born November 19, 1956 is an American tv 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 is a Board Member at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation).

Curry was born in Guam to the Bob Curry, of French, Irish, Dutch 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. The U.S. military did not initially allow the marriage, but her father returned to Japan two years later to marry Nagase.

As a child, Curry lived in Japan for several years, attending the Ernest J. King School on the military base in Sasebo, later moving to Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. In 1978, she graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Curry is married to software executive Brian Ross whom she met in college. They have a daughter, McKenzie, and a son, William Walker Curry Ross. The family lives in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of New York City.

Awards

 *   Emmy Awards, presented for coverage of the 1987 Los Angeles earthquake; another presented for reporting on the explosion of a San Bernardino gas pipeline, and a 3rd in 2007 for her reporting on NBC Nightly News about the Darfur crisis
 *  Golden Mic (4), presented by Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA)
 *   Certificate of Excellence, Associated Press
 *   Gracie Award, presented by The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Tv
 *   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
 *   Sexiest Newscaster and "Hottest MILF Newscaster" as voted on by readers of Ask Men magazine
 *   Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service, presented by PNC Bank for outstanding achievements in mass communications, 2008
 *   Honorary Doctorate in Journalism from Southern Oregon University on 6/5/2010 after giving the commencement address

Posted by imran Monday, May 9, 2011

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