Curry, Ann 1956-

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Curry, Ann 1956-


Born November 19, 1956, in Agana, Guam; raised in Ashland, OR; daughter of Robert Paul (a teacher and officer in the U.S. Navy) and Hiroe (maiden name, Nagase) Curry; married Brian Wilson Ross (a software executive), October 21, 1987; children: Anna McKenzie, William Walker. Education: University of Oregon, degree in journalism, 1978. Avocational Interests: Breast cancer causes such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; art history.


Office—NBC News, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Number 374 East, New York, NY 10112-0002.


Anchor and reporter. KTVL-TV, Medford, OR, news reporter, 1978-81; KGW-TV, Portland, OR, anchor, 1981-84; KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, reporter, 1984-90; NBC News, various positions, including a stint as a Chicago correspondent, 1990-91, an anchor on Today, and various positions on NBC Nightly News; also a daytime anchor on MSNBC. Appeared in public service announcements. Worked as a lecturer and a maid; involved with charities, including organizations dealing with breast cancer; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, honorary board member.


Asian American Journalists Association.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Mike awards, Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA), 1986, 1987, and 1989; Award from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, 1987; Certificates of Excellence, Associated Press, 1987 and 1988; Emmy awards, c. 1987 and c. 1989, for work at KCBS-TV; Superior Reporting Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1989; Outstanding Young Alumna Award, University of Oregon Alumni Association, 1996; National Award, Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), 2000; named to the Hall of Achievement, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, 2001; AmeriCares Humanitarian Medal Award, 2002; Daytime Emmy Award (with others), excellence in morning programming, 2007, for Today; other awards and nominations include multiple Emmy Award nominations.


Television Appearances; Series:

Anchor, NBC News at Sunrise, NBC, 1991-95 (some sources cite 1992-96).

Anchor, MSNBC Daytime, MSNBC, 1996.

News anchor and substitute cohost, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1997—.

Herself, Healthy Kids, beginning 1998.

Coanchor and correspondent, Dateline NBC (also known as Dateline), NBC, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006.

Herself, Mind over Media: Voices from the Middle School, Court TV, 2001.

Host, Diana Revealed, NBC, 2004.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Herself, World of Compulsive Hoarders, Channel 4 (England), 2007.

Host, Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's "16th Annual Hall of Fame Awards," 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show, Late Show Backstage, and Letterman), CBS, 1998.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 2000, 2002.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999, 2007, multiple episodes in 2008.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Bobbi Brown, Lifetime, 2001.

Herself, Martha, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, Nickelodeon, c. 2005.

Substitute news anchor, correspondent, and reporter, NBC Nightly News, NBC, multiple episodes, beginning c. 2006.

Herself, "New York, Louisiana, Oregon, New Mexico, Vermont," The States, History Channel, 2007.

Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Herself, There and Back Again (short documentary), 2006.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Herself (newscaster), This Film Is Not Yet Rated (documentary), IFC Films, 2006.



Broadcasting & Cable, August 13, 2007, p. 3.

Good Housekeeping, June, 2005, pp. 106-108.

TV Guide, December 12, 2005, p. 16.

USA Today, July 31, 2006, p. 8D.

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