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Karen Curry
Karen Curry

Executive Director,
Kal and Lucille Rudman
Institute for Entertainment
Industry Studies



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Karen Curry has extensive experience in broadcast journalism as a producer and executive. She created award winning programs from around the world for NBC's Today Show and was NBC News London Bureau Chief. As Bureau Chief, she managed the largest bureau outside the United States and directed the bureau's coverage of the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She was responsible for covering major breaking stories, most notably the death of Princess Diana. Karen was also Executive Director of Morning News Programming at NBC where she launched Weekend Today, the first Saturday/Sunday edition of a network morning news broadcast.

Karen joined CNN as Vice President and New York Bureau Chief, where she directed the New York Bureau's newsgathering efforts and was responsible for the production needs of CNN programs based in New York. She ran the bureau's coverage of 9/11 and its aftermath, including serving the needs of several new shows that were launched in the midst of the coverage.

Karen was also national Communications Director for the American Civil Liberties Union with responsibility for media relations, the website, publications, youth and entertainment outreach, opinion research and advertising. Her strategy helped make the ACLU a leader among advocacy groups in the use of new media.

Karen runs Curry Communications, a consultancy geared toward helping nonprofits and educational institutions take advantage of the ever-expanding media landscape. She has taught broadcast journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and is on the Board of Visitors of Fordham College in New York.