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Ann Curry honored at 2012 Matrix Awards

Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira attend the 2012 Matrix Awards Luncheon at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 23, 2012 in New York City.
Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira attend the 2012 Matrix Awards Luncheon at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 23, 2012 in New York City.Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images

Our Ann Curry was honored with a 2012 Matrix Award Monday afternoon. Presented by New York Women in Communications, Inc., the prestigious honors celebrate the accomplishments of women across the media spectrum.

Praised as “a courageous broadcaster,” Ann was the very first woman cited in this year’s class of honorees, a formidable list that also included Tyra Banks, Glenn Close, and former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan. 

Making the moment even sweeter, Ann was presented with her Matrix Award by another member of the TODAY family, Meredith Vieira. It was a fitting tribute, since it was Meredith that Ann succeeded as a TODAY anchor last year.  

Ann earned her award for her tireless dedication to journalism. “I’m old enough to remember how hard it was for women in our business 30 years ago,” she told journalist Robin Jay. “To get an award from other women in the communications industry means I’ve come full circle – it’s a really sweet award to me.”

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