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Karen Curry

Part-time Faculty

B.A. Philosophy, Fordham University

Karen Curry is an experienced broadcast journalist and executive and a communications specialist and educator. She created award-winning programs from around the world for NBC's Today Show, was Bureau Chief for NBC News in London, the largest bureau outside the United States, and was NBC’s Executive Producer of Morning News Programming. Curry joined CNN as Vice President and New York Bureau Chief, directing the bureau's newsgathering efforts and overseeing the production needs of CNN programs based in New York. She ran the bureau's coverage of 9/11 and its aftermath. Curry was 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 digital media. Most recently, Curry was Executive Director of the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University where she taught broadcast news writing, news production, and courses on the Global Television Industry. Under her leadership, the Rudman Institute produced an array of high-profile public events with entertainment industry artists and leaders.

Teaching and Research Interests

broadcast news production and writing, global journalism, television, war, cultural moments, social history, digital media, film


2019 Summer

Woodstock at 50

Karen Curry