Ann Curry and Don Lemon at 2011 NLGJA Convention

nlgjaAnn Curry, new co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, and Don Lemon, prime-time weekend anchor for CNN, will be keynote speakers at the NLGJA convention, Aug. 25-28 in Philadelphia.

Curry, formerly news anchor for “Today” for 14 years, was named in May as Matt Lauer’s co-anchor. She succeeds Meredith Vieira, who chose to leave the morning show after five years to spend more time with her family.

Lemon, based in Atlanta, joined CNN in 2006 after stints at Chicago’s NBC5 and NBC News in New York. In May, he drew national headlines after coming out to The New York Times prior to the publication of his memoir, “Transparent.”

“We are very pleased that both of these exceptional journalists will be sharing their experiences to help NLGJA work towards fairness, accuracy and diversity in news coverage,” said NLGJA National President David Steinberg.

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