An Evening with Ann Curry: Being a Tour de Force of Determination and Making a Difference in the World
Ann Curry knows how to paint a picture of what determination looks like and feels like, because she fought her way to the top and she does not take any lesson for granted. From her years as a hotel maid to the trials and tribulations of starting in news when women were not given the same platform as men, to traveling to war torn corners of the world to report on the lives and deaths of the innocent, to becoming a mother and forever continuing to honor her own mother who taught her the meaning of determination, Ann Curry will share stories that will invigorate your audience to be fearless and inspire them to lead a passionate and bold life.
Iconic journalist Ann Curry to host new PBS Series
Emmy Award-winning journalist Ann Curry returns to TV as the host of a new PBS series entitled “We’ll Meet Again.” A six-part series set to premiere in January, the show will explore dramatic historic events through the eyes of individuals who experienced them first-hand, and will reunite them with someone who aided in their survival. From a Japanese-American woman who wants to thank a classmate that defended her when she was interned, to a Vietnam War baby who wants to find her American father, the stories are poignant and unique examinations of humanity during the world’s most impactful moments. “I was looking for a way to do meaningful journalism, and that’s what this is,” Curry told the Television Critics Association, “These kinds of stories are sorely needed now.” An esteemed and beloved journalist, the announcement of Curry’s new series and remarks to the Television Critics Association instantly made headlines. As Variety quoted Curry as saying: journalism is “heading toward a potential renaissance.”
Ann Curry captivates sold-out crowd at mega-event Tapestry: A Day for You
Award-winning journalist and acclaimed news anchor ANN CURRY wowed a sold-out crowd of over 1,500 attendees as the keynote speaker at Tapestry: A Day for You. In her moving remarks, Curry drew on her experience as a war correspondent in Syria, Darfur, Serbia and Iraq to share lessons on journalism, women’s empowerment, humanitarianism and more. Her insightful professional stories were balanced with plenty of humor and personal anecdotes from her upbringing on learning the art of compassion. Curry’s passionate and informative speech was followed by a Q&A session, and she also signed autographs, shaking hands and interacting with countless enthusiastic attendees. Throughout the conference the tweets of praise came rolling in: Such an honor to meet @AnnCurry today! So inspiring, wise, & genuine; @AnnCurry you're the most remarkable individual I've ever met. Thank you for being a beautiful soul, and sharing your work; @AnnCurry Saw you at Tapestry today and was truly inspired. Thank you for being you!!
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Ann Curry moves fundraiser audience with her compassionate storytelling
Addressing an audience of 800 business leaders, philanthropists, and board members at the Tidwell Hospice Signature Luncheon, esteemed news anchor Ann Curry struck a chord sharing her professional experiences as a journalist as well as stories about caring for her parents. A seven-time Emmy award-winner, Curry seamlessly integrated her journalistic insights with more personal anecdotes, winning over a rapt audience who tweeted throughout the event. “An amazing storyteller- Ann Curry- wove a tale of compassion and caring at Tidwell Hospice’s eighth annual Signature Luncheon”; “@AnnCurry you are a pure joy. Thank you for sharing your story and the importance of compassion @tidewellhospice. You were WONDERFUL!”; “I so miss you Ann! A voice of reason that we need so badly these days! You're one in a million!” Taking the time to sit for an interview with Sarasota’s Herald-Tribune, Curry commented on the state of journalism today and the need to push hard to find the facts. As the Herald-Tribune wrote, “Ann Curry remains a storyteller at heart.”Watch Curry’s full interview following the event >>
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Award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry, a former NBC News Network anchor and international correspondent, has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq, reported on nuclear tensions from North Korea and Iran. She has also reported humanitarian disasters, including the tsunamis in Japan and Southeast Asia, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, where her appeal via Twitter (@AnnCurry) is credited for helping to speed the arrival of humanitarian planes. She is also the force behind groundbreaking prime time hours on Climate Change, poverty in America and Iran.
Ann has conducted a long list of exclusive and news breaking interviews, which have included Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, President Ahmadinejad, President Khatami and Foreign Minister Zarif; Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad; Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, President Ali Zadari and President Musharraf; Turkey's President Erdogan; Sudan's President Omar Bashir and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir; Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Chad's President Idriss Deby; as well as U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barack Obama as well as Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton and First Lady Laura Bush, the Dalai Lama, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Elie Wiesel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu among others.
Ann has won 7 national news Emmys and numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, Gracie Allen Awards, National Headliner Awards. The Naacp has honored her with an Excellence in Reporting award. Women in Communications has awarded her a Matrix. Ann has also been given numerous humanitarian awards, including from Refugees International, Americares, Save the Children, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which awarded her a Medal of Valor, for her dedication to reporting about genocide.