Top 100 - 2011

Ann Curry

Ann Curry is a powerhouse of television news media. She has been the news anchor on The Today Show since 1997, is the anchor of Dateline News and is the substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News, sometimes anchoring all three broadcasts on the same day. On June 9, 2011, Curry took over as the co-host of The Today Show.

Curry was born in Guam on November 19, 1956, the daughter of Bob Curry, an American Navy officer of Irish, French and Dutch heritage, and Hiroe Nagase from Japan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978. That same year, she interned at then NBC-affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon, eventually rising through the ranks to become the station’s first female news reporter. She moved to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles in 1984 and joined NBC in 1990.

Known for her international reporting, Curry reported from the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the invasion of Afghanistan in November 2001, from inside the Southeast Asia Tsunami zone in December 2004, and most recently was one of the few reporters to travel and report from Japan after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Additionally, she has filed reports from Darfur, Baghdad and Rwanda, to name but a few.

Curry is involved with several charities, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.

She is married to software executive Brian Ross; they have two children.