AAJA is excited that Ann Curry – a veteran television reporter, international correspondent and anchor – will be the keynote speaker at AAJA’s Gala & Awards Banquet in August during the National Convention in New York.
Curry is the NBC News National and International Correspondent/Anchor and TODAY Anchor at Large. She reports for all platforms of NBC News, serves as anchor for multiple primetime specials and substitute anchors for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.” Read her full bio from NBC.
Many know Curry from her time serving as co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY from June 2011 to June 2012 and as news anchor from March 1997 to June 2011, and as the anchor of “Dateline NBC” from May 2005 until September 2011. Many in AAJA also know Curry as a source of inspiration and pride for her prominence in television and the strength of her journalism, especially as she has sought out and brought to light underreported stories from around the world.
As NBC notes, Curry has conducted numerous exclusive interviews with world leaders and dignitaries – many from Asia – including three notable discussions with the Dalai Lama, sitting down with former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto just two months before her assassination in December 2007 and in September 2011, the first-ever behind-the-scenes-access to the daily schedule of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. She also was one of the few network anchors to travel to Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.