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Karen Curry

Adjunct Professor, Entertainment Industry Studies

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Contact:

karen.a.curry@drexel.edu

215.571.3802

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 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. Curry 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. Curry previously joined CNN as vice president and New York bureau chief, where she directed the New York bureau's news gathering 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.

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In the News

  • LATEST NEWS Drexel Exhibit On Wounds Of War Helps Veterans Heal

    On Nov. 11, KYW-TV (CBS-3) featured The Joe Bonham Project, an exhibition of portraits of wounded veterans, which is on display in the Hahnemann Library at Drexel’s College of Medicine as part of a class in the Pennoni Honors College’s Great Works Symposium. Karen Curry, director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was interviewed.

  • Drexel University's Joe Bonham project highlights human cost of war

    The Joe Bonham Project art exhibition, which is taking place as part of a course entitled "Imaging War" in the Great Works Symposium sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 1. Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industries Studies, was quoted.

  • Great Works Symposium

    The new fall course “Imaging War” taught by Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industries Studies in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, as part of the Great Works Symposium in the Pennoni Honors College, was featured on WHYY radio (90.1-FM)  on October 23. 

  • Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media

    Karen Curry, executive director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was mentioned in an October 15 BroadwayWorld.com story about the “Imaging War” course.

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    CNN's Jake Tapper to Visit Drexel, Talking About the Real News and His Literary Fiction

    CNN anchor, chief Washington correspondent and noted author, Jake Tapper, will visit Drexel University on May 24 to talk about his new novel, “The Hellfire Club,” and the challenges he faces as a journalist during one of the most trying times in the history of political reporting. 

     

  • Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw Looks at 50 Years in News in Latest Installment of Rudman Institute's Conversation Series

    Legendary television journalist Tom Brokaw will join former NBC News producer and colleague, Karen Curry, for a discussion about his career in journalism, including 22 years behind the anchor desk at NBC’s “Nightly News.” The event is the latest installment in a series presented by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies. 

  • Go Behind the Scenes of "The Daily Show" with Executive Producer and Comedian Adam Lowitt at Drexel

    Go behind the scenes of the iconic Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning satirical news program “The Daily Show” at Drexel University with a visit from writer and co-executive producer Adam Lowitt on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Lowitt, himself a standup comic, will start out the evening with a standup routine and then sit down with Karen Curry, director of Drexel’s Rudman Institute, to talk about how he went from being an intern 13 years ago to one of Jon Stewart’s senior writers and then executive producer.

  • Olympic Games

    NBC's Olympic Coverage Chief Jim Bell to Speak at Drexel

    The Olympic Games are some of the most-watched TV events in history, with millions of viewers tuning in from around the world. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympic Games for NBC Sports, will visit Drexel University to give a behind-the-scenes look at how that coverage comes together.ell’s talk, which is co-hosted by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30pm in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St).

  • Last Chance to See 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition at Drexel

    "Powerful images of conflict, hope and daily life” (Associated Press) are currently on display as part of an exhibition of nearly 150 prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, which made its United States debut at Drexel University.

  • 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition Makes U.S. Debut at Drexel

    An exhibition of 143 of the prize-winning photos from the 57th Annual World Press Photo competition, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual international press photography contest, will makes its U.S. debut at Drexel University from Wednesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 21.

  • Bullets to Ballet: Veteran Combat Photographer’s Dance Photos on Display at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival

    After 30 years of filming and photographing the world’s most violent wars and conflicts, award-winning British combat photographer Sebastian Rich turned his lens to something more beautiful but no less powerful – the world of dance. From Sunday, Jan. 26 – Saturday, Feb. 8, an exhibit of Rich’s dance photographs will be on display as part of the 42nd annual Dance on Camera Film Festival, part of the Lincoln Center Film Festival. Following the Dance on Camera festival, “Bullets to Ballet” will come to Drexel’s URBN Center Lobby from Feb. 10 – Feb. 21.

  • Imaging War: New Drexel Course Explores the Way War Has Been Portrayed Through Art and Media

    From the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. through current-day wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our view of war has been indelibly shaped by the images we see of the conflicts and their aftermath. A new fall course at Drexel University, entitled “Imaging War,” examines how the subject of war has been depicted in media ranging from photography to television to video games.

  • Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel

    On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).