Ann Curry is a media personality who has gained fame as a journalist and photojournalist with more than 4 decades of experience in the business. Her career has seen her live on the edge as she is popular for covering very dangerous situations such as natural disasters, war zones, and other things in that area. She has covered the Syrian war, the wars in Congo, Israel, Iraq, Darfur, and many other places. In addition to that, she also covered the earthquake in Haiti and other natural disasters.
Ann Curry’s Age and Bio
The award-winning journalist was born on November 19, 1956, in Agana Guam, the U.S. There is no surprise that Ann Curry has chosen to live a “dangerous” life as she was born to a father (Robert Paul Curry – Bob) who was a Navy sailor. Bob was partly English and partly Irish while her mother, Hiroe Nagase, is Japanese. It was after the Second World War when the United States occupied Japan that her father met her mother and the two fell in love.
Bob would later be transferred out of Japan but love would bring him back after two years to marry Hiroe. The couple had five children with Ann as the eldest.
Spending some years of her childhood in Japan, she got her early education in the US naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki from the Ernest J. King School. She later attended Ashland High School in Ashland, Oregon, from where she graduated after the family moved to the United States. With an interest in journalism, she proceeded to the University of Oregon where she obtained a B.A in 1978.
That same year, she began her career as an intern at KTVL in Oregon where she would later become the first female news reporter of the then NBC-affiliated Medford station. She spent 4 years there before moving to KCBS-TV where she remained until 1990. While there, she got two Emmy Awards.
From 1990 to 2005, she worked with NBC News where she handled various things including being the news anchor for NBC News at Sunrise, Today, and NBC Nightly News as well as the co-anchor for Today and Dateline NBC.
Her career has been decorated with many important awards including 7 national news Emmys, a number of Edward R. Murrow awards, National Headliner Awards, and Gracie Allen Awards. More so, she was recognized with an Excellence in Reporting award and PNC Bank honored her with a Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Needless to say, Ann Curry has worked very hard through the years as she has been involved in a lot of things from journalism to photojournalism and then owning her own production company. Thanks to all that, she has a net worth that is estimated at $10 million dollars.
Parents and Husband
As already stated, the parents of the highly respected journalist are Robert Paul Curry and Hiroe Nagase. While her father was a Second World War veteran, there is nothing that is known about her mother’s job. Nagase raised her kids in the Catholic faith, a religion she converted to.
Curry is a married woman and her husband is Brain Ross. The two met when they were still in college and not long after they met, they started dating. In 1989, they decided to tie the knot and have since then remained ever close. Their marriage produced two kids; McKenzie and William Walker Curry Ross.
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Where Is Ann Curry Now?
Since 2015 when she announced that she was leaving NBC, Ann Curry has not been as heard of as she was. Because of this, fans have kept asking what has become of her and where she is. As anyone who has followed her rise through the years would guess, she is not far from what she has always loved to do.
The veteran media personality started her production company known as Ann Curry Inc. The company focuses on what she has always focused on; human impact stories and life-changing events around the world. The first production of the company is a documentary, We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry which premiered in 2018.
Although there have been speculations that she may likely return to TV, there is nothing serious to confirm that for now. Curry lives with her husband who works as a software executive in New Canaan, Connecticut.