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Ann Curry on Her 19 Years at NBC News: ‘I Aspire to be Valuable’

Curry_12.30.jpgMediabistro.com contributor Diane Clehane chats up the Today show’s Ann Curry for today’s So What Do You Do? interview:

Did you want Katie Couric‘s job when she left?

I did think about that job. The one great thing about that job is you have the opportunity to interview newsmakers and have access to major stories. I would have been a fool to not want that job, but the thing about life is that sometimes not getting what you think you want has a silver lining. Had I gotten that job, I might never have been able to go to Darfur four times. I might never have gotten to do what some have said was a transformation hour on Iran and the interview with Ahmadinejad or gone to Congo and brought attention to the crimes against women there. That’s just the short list.

I think people are often disappointed by not getting exactly what they want. I think the secret is [to] keep your eyes open and not to blink, because you need to see that what is possible is something you may not be paying attention to.

So What Do You Do, Ann Curry, News Anchor, The Today Show?

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