Ann is a reporter on KUOW's Investigations Team. Previously, she covered education stories for KUOW for a decade, with a focus on investigations into racial and socioeconomic inequities.
Her ongoing series exposing Seattle Public Schools’ lenient discipline of staff who abused students has won investigative reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Education Writers Association. She was also lauded for her years of work covering disparities in the amount of recess and P.E. time students received in low-income schools.
Previously, Ann worked at Alaska Public Radio Network, in Anchorage, and KLCC, in Eugene, Oregon. Her freelance work, focusing on science and environmental issues, has appeared on national outlets including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and The World.
Ann’s marine and underwater photography has appeared in the American Museum of Natural History and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
She lives with her husband and two children in South Seattle.
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Affiliations: Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors
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Tiny Trees, a popular chain of eight outdoor preschools based in Seattle-area parks, shocked parents and staff on Sunday with the news that it will close its schools on Friday due to a fiscal crisis brought on by low enrollment.
Grade schoolers would get 45 minutes of recess under bill in Olympia
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Ingraham High murder suspect brought weapons to school the previous month, records show
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Youth program led by convicted sex offender loses county funding after KUOW investigation
A youth program funded by King County program has lost its contract to work with young people at risk of gun violence after a KUOW investigation found its leader had false credentials — and is a convicted sex offender facing a new charge of felony insurance fraud.
Why is a convicted sex offender with false credentials running a King County-funded youth program?
As Saleem Robinson tells it, he used to run the streets of Chicago. Now he runs a nonprofit in Seattle for vulnerable young people.
Seattle teacher was fired for abusing kids. State says he can keep his teaching license
A former teacher found in a state investigation to have serially physically abused children at a North Seattle elementary school was allowed to keep his teaching license with a reprimand.
Seattle teachers' strike halted after tentative contract reached with district
Seattle educators voted Tuesday afternoon to suspend a strike that has delayed the start of school by a week. The district has not announced which day school will begin, although it could be as early as tomorrow, Wednesday. The district promised an update Tuesday afternoon.
Seattle teachers strike nears end as union, district reach tentative agreement
After four days of striking, Seattle teachers late on Monday evening came to a "tentative agreement" with the school district over the details of their contract. Teachers will likely vote to suspend the strike at an 8:30 a.m. vote, so that members may consider the proposed agreement. Seattle Public Schools said it would send a message to families later in the day on Tuesday with more information about when school might start.
No school for Seattle kids Wednesday as teachers prepare to strike; union talks stall
Seattle Public Schools has delayed the first day of school as teachers and other staff threaten to strike.
Kent teachers threaten strike if contract not reached Wednesday
Kent School District and its teachers union have until Wednesday night to reach a contract for school to start on time Thursday.