Ann Curry on her way to two war zones

'Today' anchor leaves for Iraq, Afghanistan this week

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 reports, except that she will be given some unprecedented access. She also may 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 been to Darfur four times, tried to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and been to the Congo, Serbia, Pakistan, Japan, China and France.