On days she wasn't hosting the Today Show live on the Plaza, Ann was pushing the boundaries by reporting on controversial and often dangerous situations. Over the past few years, Ann has bungee jumped from a bridge in the UK to raise $100,00 for charity; traveled to Japan weeks after the tsunami to help reunite families; climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; journeyed to Sudan to shed light on Darfur; and that's just the beginning of a very long list.
[Ann Curry reporting from Beirut in 2006, via]
See a video of Ann talking with Sudanese children below: