Ann Curry To Deliver the 2014 Salant Lecture *** Registration Closed ***
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The Salant Lecture will take place in the auditorium at New Canaan Country School.
Ann Curry, NBC News National and International/Anchor, will deliver the 2014 Richard Salant Lecture on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in a location to be announced.
The Richard Salant Lecture series was founded to honor the memory and values of Dick Salant, President of CBS News for much of the 1960s and 70s and one of the founders of "60 Minutes."
Ann Curry is the NBC News National and International/Anchor for all the platforms of NBC News. She also anchors NBC News primetime specials and is the chief substitute anchor for “NBC Nightly News.”
Ann has distinguished herself in global war and humanitarian reporting, having traveled to some 40 nations 15 years, frequently traveling to remote areas of the world for under-reported stories. She has traveled six times to Sudan and neighboring Chad, to report on the violence and ethnic cleansing taking place in Darfur. She has broadcast live from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to report on war crimes against women and children. She has revealed deplorable conditions of Serbia’s mental institutions and was the first network news anchor to report on the humanitarian refugee crisis caused by the genocide in Kosovo and the first network anchor to report on the tsunami in southeast Asia, in addition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She covered 9/11 and the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Ann has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Benazir Bhutto, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and the Presidents of the US, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Liberia, Syria, Pakistan and Iran. Most recently, she was granted the first worldwide exclusive interview with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani.
For 15 years, Ann delivered the news on a program called the Today show, during which time, she jumped out of airplanes and off bridges, and also climbed Kilamanjaro and planted the NBC flag in the South Pole.
She has more than 1.4 million Twitter followers and was named Twitter's #1 in its list of top 10 most powerful tweets of 2010, for a 50-character message asking the Air Force to allow physicians to land in Haiti to administer aid to the injured and dying.
In 2011, she was named in Forbes magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world. Her awards include a Medal of Valor from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, five Emmy Awards, four Golden Mikes, Certificates of Excellence from the Associated Press, four Gracie Awards, an International Matrix Award, and an award for Excellence in Reporting from the NAACP.