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...BOB KURNBC National News Correspondent
...NBC News National Correspondent Bob Kur was named a news anchor for MSNBC in November 2001.
On September 11, 2001, Kur
reported on camera from the White House lawn and then by cell phone for NBC's Today
after the Pentagon was attacked.In the weeks following the terror attacks, Kur
provided hourly updates from the White House for MSNBC
Late in 2000, Kur
reported live outside the U.S. Supreme Court
as the justices made decisions about the disputed Florida vote count in the presidential election.In addition to covering other news, Kur
spent three years as a White House Correspondent covering President Clinton's trips to Europe, China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and the Middle East.He
reported for two weeks from Camp David when President Clinton tried to broker a peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
In 1995 and 1996, Kur
reported extensively on the tobacco industry and health concerns about cigarettes for NBC Nightly News
with Tom Brokaw and Today.
has frequently filled-in at the Today newsdesk, and he
has been a substitute anchor on Today, NBC News
at Sunrise and NBC Nightly News
with Tom Brokaw weekend edition.He has also been a moderator and panelist on Meet the Press. Bob Kur joined NBC in 1973 as a reporter for WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C. In 1976, he was named a network correspondent for NBC News in the Cleveland bureau and moved to the Chicago bureau in 1977.Kur
was based in the Washington bureau since 1978.After two years on the State Department beat and six years covering the United States House of Representatives, Kur was named National Correspondent in 1988. Kur was a key reporter for NBC News' campaign coverage.
In 1980, he
reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination, and he
also covered Vice President Walter Mondale.In 1984, Kur
covered the race for the Democratic nomination and focused on the campaigns
reported on Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for Vice President.In 1988, Kur covered the campaign of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
From Israel in 1981, Kur
helped cover the assassination of Egyptian
In 1993, Kur
accompanied Secretary of State Warren Christopher on a round of diplomatic stops in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria.He
also reported from NATO headquarters in Brussels when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
voted to prepare for military action against the Bosnian Serbs. Prior to joining NBC, Kur was a researcher/writer/reporter for the program Martin
Agronsky: Evening Edition, which was seen on many PBS stations.He
also was News Director at WTKO Radio
, Ithaca, N.Y.Kur received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.He
is married to Catherine Porter, a producer for ABC World News Tonight.They have three children.
...Bob Kur NBC National News Correspondent