Ann Curry

Journalist / TV Personality
Date Of Birth:
19 November 1956
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The veteran newswoman who got booted from the Today show in 2012
Ann Curry is the newswoman who was eased out of her high-profile role as co-host of the Today show in 2012, barely a year after taking the job. She had been a reporter and news anchor for the NBC morning show from 1997 until 2011, when she was promoted to join Matt Lauer as the show's co-host. Ann Curry was born in Guam to a Japanese mother and an American sailor, and spent her early childhood on a naval base in Japan. She then grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1978. Curry was a TV reporter in Oregon at Medford's KTVL (1979-80) and Portland's KGW (1980-84), then spent six years in Los Angeles at KCBS before being hired by NBC in 1990. For the network she was a news anchor and correspondent, reporting on foreign affairs and natural disasters and interviewing the likes of Lance Armstrong, Laura Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. She joined the Today cast in 1997 as a news anchor, and became co-host of NBC's Dateline in 2005. Ann Curry replaced Meredith Vieira as co-host of Today in June of 2011, but the role didn't last long: She was pushed out of the job in June 2012 after ratings slipped, and amid reports that she and Lauer weren't getting along. She was replaced as co-host by Savannah Guthrie. Curry was given the title of "anchor at large" for the show and also named an international correspondent for NBC News. She left NBC in 2015, starting her own news production company.
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Ann Curry was the first female reporter ever at KTVL in Medford… Ann Curry married Brian Ross in 1989. They have two children… Matt Lauer was himself fired from the Today Show in November of 2017, after he was accused of sexual harassment by another NBC employee.

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