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What is Ann Curry known for?

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Ann Curry is known for being a television journalist who anchored "Dateline NBC" and co-anchored NBC's "Today" program from 2011 to 2012. She is also remembered for her highly publicized departure from the "Today" program and her emotional farewell.

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Curry started working with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in 1990. Prior to this, she was the first female news reporter for KTVL in Medford, Oregon. She left Oregon to work as a reporter for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. She won two Emmy awards for her work there.

At NBC, she eventually moved up to anchor the news program "Dateline NBC." During her stint at "Dateline," Curry won recognition for her work focusing on humanitarian crises in Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Albania and Darfur. She was also the first network news anchor to report from inside the zone of the 2004 Christmas tsunami in Asia.

Curry joined the "Today" program in 2011, but was soon replaced due to falling ratings. Curry's final appearance on the "Today" show was June 28, 2012. During the broadcast, she gave an emotional speech outlining her future plans with NBC as well as recounting her past successes as a reporter. Despite her abrupt departure from the "Today" show, Curry still manages to land high-profile interviews with world leaders, as of 2015.

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