Karen Curry: CNN Coverage
By Irish America Staff
April / May 2002
In her role as vice president and bureau chief of CNN in New York, a role she has held since 1999, Curry has contributed to CNN’s coverage of the September 11 attacks which have been broadcast around the world as well as in the United States. She is part of the decision making process at CNN which determines when and how news should be covered. In December, she was CNN’s representative at a United Nations convened meeting on bias in the media called “News vs. Propaganda: The Gatekeeper’s Dilemma.” The BBC, Al-Jazeera, and The New York Times were just some of the media players who participated in the discussion, which was joined via satellite by a representative of the U.N. Secretary General for Afghanistan and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Curry defended her station’s coverage of Afghanistan issues by saying that she believed that CNN had done a good job, contextually, adding that the network already had a team on the ground and CNN had never lost track of the country and had covered the political and social issues as best it could.
A second-generation Irish American, tracing her lineage to Fermanagh, Cavan and Cork, Curry resides with her husband and daughter in New York. ♦