Ann Curry '78

Portrait of Ann Curry

Ann Curry is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist, a former NBC News Network anchor and an international correspondent.  After living in Japan for several years as a child, Curry moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she graduated from Ashland High School. 

Curry received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1978. After graduation, she began her broadcasting career as an intern at Medford, Oregon’s KTVL-TV, later becoming the station’s first female news reporter. 

Curry has won 7 national news Emmys and numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, Gracie Allen Awards, and National Headliner Awards.  The NAACP has honored her with an Excellence in Reporting award and Women in Communications has awarded her a Matrix.  Curry has also been given numerous awards recognizing her work on humanitarian issues.  Throughout her career, she has covered numerous wars, reported on nuclear tensions from North Korea and Iran, reported on humanitarian and natural disasters, and engaged in groundbreaking work on climate change and poverty.