Know About Ann Curry; Today, NBC, Now, Net Worth, Parents, Husband

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Published Date: 30 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 30 Mar, 2020

After bidding farewell from NBC News with 25 years-long stint in 2015, Ann Curry is still huffing and puffing to deliver unbiased media opinions in a lot of factors. The photojournalist has been a reporter for more than three decades now.

Besides her tremendous success as an American journalist and photojournalist, Ann Curry leads a pretty compelling personal life as well. She has two children with her husband of more than 30 years.

Who Is Ann Curry? Age, Parents, Siblings, Education

The eldest of five children, Ann Curry, a 63-years-of-age American journalist was born on 19 November 1956, in  Agaña, Guam, the United States. Her late father, Robert Paul “Bob” Curry, was an American Navy sailor, while her mother, Hiroe Nagase, is from Japan. Her parents met where her father served as a streetcar conductor during the United States occupation of Japan following World War II.

Although Robert was transferred out of Japan, he returned two years later to marry Hiroe. Ann was conceived later in the United States and she welcomed four other younger siblings afterward.

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While living in Japan for several years as a child, Ann attended the Ernest J. King School on the United States Fleet Activities Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagaski. Eventually, she moved to Ashland, Oregon and graduated from Ashland High School. Taking her education further, Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978.

Her Media Career: NBC News, Today Show

Right after her graduation, Ann began her broadcasting career as an intern at the CBS-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon, in 1978. She later switched between KGW and KCBS-TV, before joining the NBC News as the NBC News Chicago correspondent in 1990.

Firstly, she anchored NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996 and later served as a substitute news anchor for Matt Lauer at Today from 1994 to 1997.  She became the co-anchor of the Today Show from 9 June 2011 to 28 June 2012. Besides, Ann was the primary substitute on NBC Nightly News from 2005 to 2011.

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Ann Curry alongside her co-host Matt Lauer during her time with the Today show (Picture: Cheat Sheet)

After her departure from Today on 28 June 2012, she produced content and reported for NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and MSNBC. She officially announced her departure from NBC News in January 2015. Since, she has been involved in numerous reporting works and as of now hosts TNT/TBS’s Chasing the Cure, starting from August 2019.

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Ann Curry’s Salary, Net Worth

For her remarkable work in the field of media and journalism, Ann Curry summons a riveting earning. Her net worth is estimated to dwell above the figure of $10 million.

Almost the majority of her earning is the result of her long-haul association with NBC News. As per the reports, her average yearly salary as the co-host of the Today show revolved around $2,000,000.

In her 30 years plus media career, she has focused on human sufferings in war zones and natural disasters. Also, she has reported from the wars in  Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, Darfur, Congo and the Central African Republic.

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Who Is Ann Curry’s Husband?

Ann shares a blissful married life with a software executive husband, Brian Ross. The couple walked down the aisle together on 21 October 1989. Ann met Brian when she was in college.

Brian’s company bio reports that he has over 20 years of experience at top Wall Street software firms and major technology initiatives like Thomas ILX, Blackrock, and Trepp. Apart from that, he also speaks at financial service industry events and holds additional degrees in business and engineering.

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Ann Curry pictured with her husband and children (Picture: Pinterest)

The couple has two children together: a son named William Walker Curry Ross and a daughter named McKenzie Ross. As of now, the family resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Some Interesting Facts About Ann Curry

  • Ann was raised Catholic by her mother who was a convert to the religion.
  • Ann worked through college as a cocktail waitress.
  • She bagged two Emmy Awards as a reporter from 1984 to 1990.
  • Following her departure from NBC News, Ann returned to television in January 2018 with her six-part PBS series, We’ll Meet Again, developed by her own production company.
  • Besides, Ann was selected as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 1998.
  • She marks involvement in a handful of charitable works with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, AmeriCares, Save the Children, and so on.
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