Ann Curry, the veteran journalist who just celebrated her 67th birthday on November 19, has had an impressive career in journalism. Although she may not be making headlines anymore, Curry continues to make her mark in the field.

Curry’s journey in journalism began in 1978 as an intern at KTVL, an NBC affiliate in Oregon. She quickly climbed the ranks and became the station’s first female news reporter. From there, she moved on to KGW in Portland, where she worked as both an anchor and reporter. After that, Curry spent six years as a reporter for a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, during which she won two Emmy Awards for her outstanding work.

In 1990, Curry joined NBC News and started as a correspondent in Chicago. She later became an anchor on the morning show “NBC News at Sunrise” and also filled in for Matt Lauer on “Today.” In 1997, she was promoted to the position of news anchor on “Today” and held that role until 2011. Additionally, Curry served as co-anchor of Dateline NBC and was the main substitute on NBC Nightly News during her time at NBC.

Despite Curry’s success and contributions to the network, her departure from “Today” in June 2012 was emotional and public. The reason behind her leaving was never made clear. However, Curry remained with NBC News until January 2015, when she officially left the network.

Since her departure, Curry has continued to make a difference in the world of journalism. She founded a multi-platform media company and produced the PBS series “We’ll Meet Again.” Curry also gave a TED Talk about restoring trust in journalism and hosted TNT’s “Chasing the Cure.” Her dedication to journalism and reporting on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters earned her the prestigious Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in 2022.

Curry’s impact extends beyond her professional endeavors. She recently sat down for an interview with Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” for PBS Arts Talk. While Curry remains private on social media, she occasionally shares moments from her life, including a recent wintry photo and a message wishing everyone safety and coziness.

Ann Curry’s career may have taken unexpected turns, but her passion for journalism and storytelling continues to shine. Despite facing challenges, she has persevered and left an indelible mark on the industry.