Robyn Curnow Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Jun, 2017
Facts of Robyn Curnow
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Robyn Curnow
Nationality South African
Birth Place/City Australia
Profession CNN news anchor, journalist
Net Worth N/A
Married Yes
Married to Kim Norgaard
Children Freya Norgaard and Hella Norgaard
Education Cambridge University (M.Phil)
TV Show International Desk
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Robyn Curnow is a South African television journalist and reporter, well known for her hard work for the CNN. She also hosts the International Desk with Robyn Curnow.

Early life and education

Robyn Curnow was born on 1972 in Australia; later she grew up in South Africa and studied political studies from 1992-1994 at the University of Natal Durban.

She was a student of the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. In the 2000-2001 she studied at England at the University of Cambridge philosophy and international relations, where she earned a master's degree. 


Robyn Curnow's career began in the year 1995 by the South African Ste Tso ROP SABC. She also worked for the BBC in Great Britain in the year 2000-2001.

Curnow was invited by the American News channel CNN in the year 2002, as a reporter and newscaster in London. She also defeated noticeable death of Pope John Paul II, also the Asian tsunami of 2004.

She achieved DuPont-Columbia Award for her work on the latter topic. Curnow received an international journalism award for her reports on the HIV / AIDS - epidemic in Southern Africa and also her documentary on Nelson Mandela.

Additionally, she was the permanent correspondent of CNN in South Africa, as they defeated many events such as the lawsuit against the physically disabled Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. 

Besides Mandela, she also includes interviews with Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon who are two secretaries-general of the United Nations in succession as Christine Lagarde who is the head of the International Monetary Fund. 

Personal life

Roby Curnow is married to her longtime husband, Kim Norgaard. The couple has two children together named Freya and Hella. The family relocated to Atlanta in August 2014 from Johannesburg for their work. Moreover, they are enjoying in leafy Buckhead near to their children's school.

Her youngest daughter Freya attends third grade in Lovett school as her elder daughter studies in independent school.

They wanted their children to be protected and not be in a strange and weird environment, as the ease at which both girls transitioned into the American lifestyle.

Due to their long-distance research, while they were in South Africa. The couple had no idea what to expect regarding far locations and neighborhood. Later they got advice from their forends to help read between the lines on the school website. 

They are very happy that their children have a lot of good friends and enjoying there.

Net worth

Robyn Curnow earns a decent amount of salary from her successful career as journalist and reporter, as she is an anchor of the international desk in CNN International. Her net worth is around a million.

Currently, Robyn Curnow is spending a good time with her husband and children in Atlanta.


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