Richest female journalist:- Ann Curry is considered one of the richest female journalists in the world. The estimated net worth of Japan-born American photojournalists and television personalities is approximately around 12 million American dollars. She has been in the television industry for more than years.
Richest female journalist
Ann Curry is an American photojournalist, journalist and a news anchor, and reporter and has a long career of more than 30 years. She mostly reported in war-affected are or zones and natural disasters. She covered the wars in Iraq, Syria, Kosovo, Israel, Congo, Afghanistan a and various other disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis around the world.
Ann Curry full name:- Ann Curry
Ann Curry birthday:- 19 November 1956
Ann Curry zodiac sign:- Scorpio
Ann Curry height:- 1.68m
Ann Curry age:- 64 years
Ann Curry birthplace:- Agana, Guam, United States
Ann Curry marital status:- Married
Ann Curry spouse:- Brian Ross married in 1989
Ann Curry occupation:- Journalist, photojournalist, and television personality
Ann Curry favorite food:- Pasta Puttanesca
Ann Curry net worth:- 12 million dollars as of August 2021
Ann Curry years active:- 1978 to present
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Ann Curry’s early life and education
Ann was born and brought up in Agana, Guam to father Robert Paul Bob Curry and mother Hiroe Nagase. Her maternal side belongs to a Japanese ancestor while her father is an American with Irish and German ancestry. Her father was a Navy Sailor who worked as the streetcar conductor during the United States occupation of Japan after world war ll. Ann stayed in Japan during the early stages of her life and also attended the Ernest J. King School on United States Naval Base in Sasebo, Nagasaki and then later shifted to the United States to complete his graduation from in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978 in Ashland, Oregon.
Ann Curry’s early days of career
Ann started his career as an intern at NBC affiliate KTVL in Medford, Oregon where she was promoted and became the station’s first female news reporter. She was then transferred to NBC’s KGW in Poland as a reporter and anchor. She also earned two Emmy Awards as a reporter four years later she returned to Los Angeles in 1984 to 1990.
Ann’s days of recognition
- In 1990 Ann started to gain popularity and fame. Ann joined NBC News as an NBC News Chicago reporter and later as an anchor of NBC News at Sunrise from 1991 to 1996. She also served as a substitute for Matt Lauer at Today from 1994 to 1997 and as a news anchor from 1997 to 2011 which is also the second longest-serving in the channel after Frank Blair who served for more than twenty years from 1953 to 1975. Curry has reported all the major international stories from Sri Lanka, Baghdad, Congo, Rwanda, and Darfur.
- She hosted NBC’s prime-time highlights and coverages of Live Earth concerts on 7 July 2007. She also reported for the United States in the early Baghdad war and then the Iraq war. She was also the first network news anchor to report from inside the Southeast Asian tsunami zone in 2004.
- In 2007 Ann bungee jumped to raise charity money from Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, England and she even traveled to Iran to interview the then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was coming to America to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly. She left the channel to work as NBC’s News national and international anchor in 2012 July.
- In 2016 she chaired the discussion between Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga at the 84th annual United States Conference of Mayors held in Indianapolis.
- In 2017 November she attended WE Day at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
- Ann Curry currently hosts TNT’s Chasing the Cure since 2019 August.
Ann Curry’s personal life
Ann is married to Brian Ross who is a software executive whom she met in college for the first time and together ever since and they both are blessed with three children namely daughter McKenzie, son William walked, and youngest son Curry Ross. She lives with her family in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Ann Curry’s charitable works (Richest female journalist)
Ann is involved in many charitable works and some of her organizations are listed below
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
- Save the Children
- Airline Ambassadors International
Ann Curry’s awards and recognition
- Ann won three Emmy Awards for covering the 1987 Los Angeles earthquake, the San Bernardino gas pipeline explosion, and the third for reporting about the Darfur crisis.
- She won the Golden Mile award four times from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.
- She won Quinn Award from Los Angeles Press Club.
- She was honored with the Certificate of Excellence by Associated Press.
- She has honored the Gracie award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television.
- Excellence in Reporting honored by NAACP.
- She won the vision award given by Asian American Journalist Association.
- Hall of Achievement induction by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
- Truth in Media award was given by the Centre for Responsible Leadership.