natasha curry bio
Posted On: Nov 18, 2013
Natasha Curry is an American television journalist currently working at Cable News Network’s associate Channel Headline News (HLN). She is assigned as the host of HLN’s “Weekend Express with Natasha Curry”, while frequently appears as a substitute for Robin Meade on “Morning Express with Robin Meade”.
Originally born Natasha Vantramp in 1976 in Puyallup, Washington, the 37-years-old journo joined the mega news network in 2008 and is presently based at CNN’s international headquarters in Atalanta, while she has traveled all over the United States and Europe in regard with her news reporting job. She was also known for her role as co-host of “Northwest Afternoon” in Seattle.
Curry graduated in Biology with Chemistry as major subject from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She has also conducted extensive studies which includes intense focus on Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. Her other educational backdrop includes studies in the Sichuan Union University in China and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Before joining the CNN affiliate channel, the 37-year-old journalist started her career in the magazine talk show ‘Northwest Afternoon’ where she interviewed high-profile celebrities like Tim Gunn, Eva Longoria, William Shatner, Brad Pitt, and Snoop Dog. She, then, worked for local news affiliates KOMO-TV and KIRO-TV in Washington and also for the KOMO 1000 News Radio’s weekly segment. Later, she joined KDFW-TV in Texas and anchored the noon and the morning news show. After some time in
in Texas, she then moved to KYMA-TV. She anchored and produced local newscasts for KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. Curry also served as the station’s health reporter, reported on deadly immigrant border crossings and was as a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Curry’s some of memorable coverage include: one decade anniversary of the catastrophic 9/11, live coverage of Hurricane Irene, working as an international correspondent for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in Paris. While in the Cannes Carnival, Curry reported for all of the Turner networks including HLN and CNN, and interviewing former Cannes and Oscar winners Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee and Jane Campion. She also covered handful of controversial issues, one of them being the protests over the Confederate flag flown on State House grounds.
Beside her illustrious career in journalism, the bi-ethnic beauty has also engaged herself in volunteering and philanthropic organizations like World Vision and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She advocated for the right to shelters of the homeless and battered women for BBBS. Additionally, she served in South Africa as humanitarian, while also mentoring and teaching young students in high risk schools in America.
Although not much is known of her personal life, Curry is happily married with a firefighter by his profession whom she first met at KOMO -TV. Curry also took part in the 1998 Miss USA Pageant representing her hometown Washington and managed to finish among the top ten competitors.