The Asian American Journalists Association has announced that Ann Curry will be the keynote speaker at AAJA’s gala and awards banquet in August during the National Convention in New York.

Ann Curry

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.”

Many know Curry from her time serving as co-anchor of “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 to 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.

Curry has conducted numerous exclusive interviews with world leaders and dignitaries, 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 the first-ever behind-the-scenes access to the daily schedule of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in September 2011. She also was one of the few network anchors to travel to Japan after the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.

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