Robyn Curnow Biography
Robyn Curnow is a South African media personality working as an anchor of CNN Newsroom at 6 pm and 7 am on Friday and based in Atlanta, CNN’s World headquarters. She previously served as a reporter for BBC News and was also a reporter for South African Broadcasting Corporation in the Mandela era.
Robyn Curnow Age
Robyn was born in 1972 in Australia but unfortunately her exact date and month of birth are unknown.
Robyn Curnow Height
Curnow stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Robyn Curnow Nationality
Curnow holds a South African nationality.
Robyn Curnow Education
Robyn went to St. Mary’s School for Girls in South Africa and then joined the University of Natal in 1992 where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government in 1994. Robyn later enrolled at University of the Witwatersrand for honors in political science and government and later joined Cambridge University where she graduated with a master’s degree in International Relations .
Robyn Curnow Parents
She was born in Australia and raised in South Africa .Her parents were Niven Francis Curnow and Jennifer Margaret Curnow. She is the granddaughter of South African cricketer Syd Curnow. Robyn suspects that her father had Dyslexia and also had issues with stuttering .He died of cancer on March 17, 2009.
Robyn Curnow Siblings
Curnow was brought up alongside her two brothers, Graham Curnow and Andrew Robert Curnow but she hasn’t revealed any further information regarding them.
Robyn Curnow Husband
Robyn is married to Kim Norgaard who also works for CNN. He was the CNN’s International’s bureau chief in Johannesburg before he moved to CNN’s headquarters, where he took on a new role in the network’s senior editorial team.
Robyn Curnow Daughters
Curnow and her husband has two daughters Freya and Hella. Robyn’s first-born daughter Freya has issues with stuttering . Robyn revealed that her daughter Freya began showing symptoms of stuttering at the age of nine when the family moved to the United States from South Africa. She suspects that Freya developed certain stress after having to adjust to the new environment that took the form of stuttering. Her second daughter Hella was diagnosed with dyslexia. However, both conditions in her daughters seem to be genetic as Robyn herself was diagnosed with Dyslexia, and she suspects her father had it as well. Her father also had issues with stuttering as well.
Robyn Curnow CNN
Robyn Curnow is a CNN anchor and host of CNN International’s CNN Newsroom with Robyn Curnow. She previously served as a CNN correspondent in Johannesburg and London. She is based at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. Curnow started reporting for CNN in 2001 in London, covering stories like the death of Pope John Paul II from the Vatican, the South Asian tsunami and the London bombings in 2005. She has also reported extensively on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interviewing frontline medical workers, scientists and other public health experts about the latest news, data and stories on how the coronavirus is impacting people all over the world.
She also covers key U.S. political stories including President Donald Trump and his administration — tracking the diplomatic and geopolitical implications for CNN’s international viewers — as well as issues affecting Americans like maternal mortality rates and immigration and has anchored CNN’s coverage of the recent explosion in Beirut, multiple terror attacks across Europe and North Africa, as well as North Korea and the Syrian war. She reported live from Havana on the death of Fidel Castro as well as U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in 2016.
While based in South Africa as a correspondent, Curnow led CNN’s coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death and reported live from his funeral. Curnow had a long association with Mandela, interviewing him a number of times during and after his presidency. Her conversation with him on his 90th birthday was the last interview he gave. She has interviewed Oscar Pistorius and was based in Pretoria during his murder trial. Her documentary on the Olympian, commissioned by Anderson Cooper 360°, also featured exclusive footage and interviews with Pistorius’ inner circle.
Robyn has also interviewed former U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, as well as former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Separately, she has also spoken to former First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has covered a wide range of stories from Africa such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the soccer World Cup, political scandals involving South African President Jacob Zuma and Boko Haram. She traveled extensively on the continent and reported from Zimbabwe on human rights abuses and corruption.
Before joining CNN, she was a reporter for the BBC and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Robyn Curnow Awards
She was part of CNN’s 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award winning coverage of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi as well as CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage of a 2018 airstrike on a school bus in Yemen that killed dozens of children and also when Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president in 2017, Curnow was integral to the network’s coverage of the long-ruling autocrat, which was recognized with a 2019 Royal Television Society Award in the Breaking News category. Curnow was also on air when coalition forces launched the Mosul offensive in October 2016, which contributed to News and Documentary Emmy nomination for CNN.
Robyn Curnow Salary
She has a salary of $58,432.
Robyn Curnow Net Worth
Robyn has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
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