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Ann Curry Headed To Iraq And Afghanistan

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NEW YORK — NBC "Today" show news anchor Ann Curry is heading to two war zones this week.

She is traveling to both Iraq and Afghanistan to report on how the wars are being reshaped under the administration of President Barack Obama. Her reports are to air on both the "Today" show and NBC's "Nightly News."

NBC would say little about her specific reports, except that she will be given some unprecedented access. She may also try to do some reporting in Pakistan.

Her "Today" colleague Matt Lauer gets the rep, but Curry has been a real globe-trotter. Since the beginning of 2008, she's tried to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and been to the Congo, Serbia, Pakistan, Japan, China and France. She's been to Darfur four times since 2006.