is a news journalist and former talk show host of
Dateline NBC and The
Today show. She delivered at 2015 Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture at Stony Brook University.
She has been a reporter for more than 30 years, focusing on human suffering in war
zones and natural disasters. Curry earned acclaim for her coverage of crises from
Baghdad, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Albania, Haiti and Darfur. Throughout her career, she
conducted exclusive interviews, including with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir,
Chadian President Idrsiss Deby, and General Tommy Franks, prior to the outbreak of
the war in Iraq. Other notable interviewees include Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,
the first female to be elected president of an African nation; Thomas Hamill, the
Halliburton truck driver who escaped captivity in Iraq; and accused spy Wen Ho Lee,
who was cleared of all charges of espionage. Curry continues to conduct major news
interviews on network television, most recently securing an exclusive interview with
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about the Iran nuclear talks.