Born on 19th November 1956 on Guam, USA, Ann Curry is an American journalist who has been reporting on humanitarian crisis and disasters for the past three decades. She has been active since 1978, and her current age is 60. Lets have a look at her bio in brief.
Born to parents of mixed ethnicity, Curry is the eldest of five children. Her father, Bob Curry was an American soldier who was stationed in Japan during the US occupation of Japan during the 2nd World War. Curry's mother Hiroe Nagase was a Japanese, for whom her father returned two years later to marry after being transferred out of Japan following the war's end. Curry therefore lived for several years as a child at the American Naval Base in Japan, later moving to Ashland, Oregon and completing her schooling from Ashland High School. She later attended and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. degree in journalism in 1978.
From 1978 to 1980, Curry worked as a reporter for KTVL, thereby beginning her career. She then went on to work as a reporter and anchor for KGW from 1980 to 1984, and later moved to KCBS as a reporter from 1984 to 1990. Her big break into journalism then came when she joined NBC News in 1990 and working in various positions until 2012, when she was fired from the Today show, but continued with the network until 2015.
Curry is known for her humanitarian reporting of sufferings, struggle and survival in places of wars and conflict as well as natural disasters. She has reported from the war striken places in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Kosova, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. During the tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Curry's appeal via Twitter to the International communities to aid those affected was responsible for speedy arrival of humanitarian support.
Curry has been involved in many charities so far : Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Americares, Save the Children, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Airline Ambassadors International, and Buildon. She has also gathered as many as 17 awards and accolades during her career as a journalist, including honorary degrees and doctorates, and 3 Emmy awards in different occasions. One funny incident that happened to Curry when she was awarded the honorary doctorate from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts in 2010 was that during her keynote address to the graduating class, she cited several famous alumni in her speech, only one of whom was actually a student of the college. As it turned out, all the others had graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois. Needless to say, the incident gathered national attention in the news and Curry had to apologize for the carelessness on her part.
Curry's husband is Brian Ross, a software executive who studied in the same college as her. The couple have 2 children so far, and live in New Canaan, Connecticut. With a net worth of $9 million, at NBC Curry's salary was said to be in the average of $10 million, whereas some rumors have been circulating that she will join CNN with a salary estimated at $12 million.