Perseverance Pays Off: Being Ready When Opportunity Knocks
Ann Curry speaks candidly about her climb as a journalist and the determination she used to get where she is today.
The Media in Today’s Society
Based on her experiences as a journalist, Ann Curry discusses the roles and responsibilities of the media in our changing society.
Living the American Dream
Ann Curry shares her experiences growing up as the daughter of American and Japanese parents, and openly reveals her personal stories as a working mother.
Global Humanitarian Reporting
Emmy Award-Winner Ann Curry is the co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, and co-anchor of Dateline NBC. Ms. Curry has distinguished herself in global humanitarian reporting, frequently traveling to remote areas of the world for under-reported stories. During the span of one year, from March 2006 to March 2007, she traveled three times to Sudan to report on the violence and ethnic cleansing taking place in Darfur and Chad. While there, she provided in-depth reports focusing on the victims who have been caught in the deadly conflict of that region, and she also conducted exclusive interviews with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Chadian President Idriss Deby. In February 2009, she returned to the Darfur region to continue her reporting on the humanitarian crisis and to cover the looming arrest of al-Bashir for crimes against humanity in Darfur. For her most recent trip to the Sudan in October 2010, Curry spent a week traveling through the southern region with actor and activist George Clooney to shed light on the tensions building in the country. In spring 2008, Curry broadcast live from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she reported on the horrific struggles of the women and children from the city of Goma. She also traveled to Serbia in 2008 where she examined the deplorable conditions of Serbia’s mental institutions. Curry was the first network news anchor to report on the humanitarian refugee crisis caused by the genocide in Kosovo in 1999, reporting for NBC News from Albania and Macedonia.
A Seasoned Journalist
Curry has earned five Emmys, four Golden Mikes, several Associated Press Certificates of Excellence, three Gracie Allen Awards, and an award for Excellence in Reporting from the NAACP. In June 2007, Curry was honored with the Simon Wiesenthal Medal of Valor for her extensive reporting in Darfur. She has been awarded by Americares, Save the Children, the Anti-Defamation League as a Woman of Achievement, and the Asian American Journalists Association, receiving its National Journalism Award in 2003. She has also won numerous awards for her charity work, primarily for breast cancer research.