Ann Curry

NBC News

As a correspondent in the field or as an anchor in New York, Ann Curry goes where the action is—and often makes news herself. She has covered huge breaking stories like the Japanese tsunami and the Haitian earthquake. She has conducted revealing interviews with the Dalai Lama and numerous U.S. political leaders. And her sensitive coverage of the humanitarian disaster in Sudan helped place that issue at the top of the global agenda.

Curry now serves as the NBC News national and international correspondent/anchor and “Today” show anchor at large. She reports for all platforms of NBC News including “Today,” “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams,” “Rock Center With Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” MSNBC, and all digital properties. Curry also serves as anchor for multiple NBC News prime-time specials and sits in as a prime-time news anchor.

Curry frequently travels to remote areas of the world for underreported stories. She recently returned from covering the crisis in Syria, and she has done extensive reporting in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia. She has extensively covered the violence and ethnic cleansing taking place in Sudan’s Darfur region and Chad. In February, she made her sixth trip to Sudan to report on the conflict there. She has spotlighted the horrific struggles faced by women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the deplorable conditions of Serbia’s mental institutions. Curry was the first network news anchor to cover the humanitarian refugee crisis caused by the genocide in Kosovo in 1999.

She has also covered the hottest conflicts of the times. In July 2006, she was one of the only U.S. reporters to file stories from both sides of the border during the Israel-Lebanon war. And she was one of the first reporters in Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake. Her Twitter message calling for the U.S. Air Force to allow physicians to land in the country to administer aid was named the No. 1 tweet of the year.

Curry’s news-making interviews have included three with the Dalai Lama and a talk with former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto just two months before her assassination. In September 2011, Curry was granted the first-ever, behind-the-scenes access to the daily schedule of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

For her work, Curry has earned seven Emmy Awards, four Golden Mikes, several Associated Press Certificates of Excellence, three Gracie Awards, a Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, 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.

Curry received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon School of Journalism.

Follow her @anncurry.