Curry is the only child of late grocery store owner Frank Curry and his wife, Sadie, a teacher. She earned her bachelor of science in journalism with a concentration in political science at Boston University and later worked toward a master's in public administration at UAB. While a student she won a Miss UAB competition and also was named Miss Jefferson County.
She began her television career in Birmingham at WVTM in the 1980s, first editing tape and gradually working her way up the reporters' ranks until finally appearing alongside Mike Royer at the evening news anchor desk. She was replaced in July 2007 by Gina Redmond as part of a larger overhaul of the news department.
While in Birmingham, Curry has been active in the community, volunteering on the boards of the Cahaba Girl Scout Council, the Birmingham Salvation Army, and the president's advisory council at Birmingham-Southern College. She has been nominated for a local Emmy award and was named one of Birmingham's most popular news anchors by readers of the Birmingham News.
In addition to broadcasting, Curry is a popular motivational speaker and has taught public speaking at Miles College and the Alabama Governor's School at Samford University. She is a member and active leader at The Church at Brook Hills.