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News Correspondent

Phone: (866) ***-****  HQ Phone
Television News Center
184 New Mark Esplanade
Rockville , Maryland 20850
United States


Employment History

  • National News Correspondent
  • Reporter for WRC Television
  • White House Correspondent
  • Correspondent
  • White House Reporter
  • Anchor and NBC News National Correspondent
  • News Director
    WTKO Radio


  • Master's degree
    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Ithaca College
57 Total References
Web References
About Television News Center, 5 May 2015 [cached]
Bob Kur, Former NBC News correspondent
NBC Media Village >> NBC News, 23 Oct 2002 [cached]
Bob KurNBC Media Village >> NBC News
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 and CNBC.
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.
Kur 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
year, Kur 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
Bob ..., 9 May 2009 [cached]
Bob Kur
Kur joined NBC in 1973 as a reporter for WRC TV, the NBC owned station in Washington. In 1976, he was named a correspondent for NBC NEWS assigned to the news division's bureau in Cleveland and subsequently moved to the NBC Chicago bureau. Kur has been based in NBC's Washington bureau since 1978. He was named National Correspondent in 1988. In 1996, Kur was named news anchor for the Weekend Today Show, a post he held for two years.
Over the years, he frequently has filled in as anchor at the Today Show news desk, has been a substitute anchor on Today, NBC NEWS at Sunrise, Weekend Nightly News, and has been a moderator and panelist on Meet The Press.
Kur has covered major events throughout his career, including September 11th, numerous presidential elections, international affairs, and breaking news from the White House. Kur spent 1992 reporting on voter attitudes for Nightly News in "Voice of the People," a series he created.
Prior to joining NBC, Kur was a researcher, writer and reporter for the program Martin Agronsky, Evening Edition, which was seen on many PBS stations.
Kur received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
A rare job opening may soon ..., 13 June 2012 [cached]
A rare job opening may soon be available after Vice President of News and Programming Jim Farley announced Bob Kur is retiring from WTOP on Friday. The Washington powerhouse station, the nations top billing station, doesn't experience a lot of turnover. WTOP hired Kur away from NBC News, where he was a White House Correspondent, for Washington Post Radio in early 2006.
Farley says, "after Washington Post radio rode off into bold-journalism experiment-heaven, Bob made a seamless transition to WTOP and contributed to the success of the station big-time. Bob is a veteran, always willing to teach and guide our young staffers.
Media Contacts, 28 Mar 2008 [cached]
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