Anne L. Garrels
Journalist, National Public Radio (retired)
Anne was a foreign correspondent for more than 30 years, most of that time with NPR. She has covered the globe from Central America to the Balkans, Chechnya to the Middle East and South Asia. A fluent Russian-speaker she spent many years in the former Soviet Union and its successor states where she was repeatedly the Moscow Bureau Chief. After 9/11 Anne was sent for extended periods to Afghanistan,Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories. In 2002, before the US invasion, Anne began reporting from Iraq. remaining there through the US bombing. She set up NPR's Iraq bureau and led the coverage from Baghdad for 6 years, garnering the industry's most prestigious awards. In addition to conflict, Anne has focused on human rights, and the process of rebuilding. She is now an active board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and a contributor to Human Rights Watch reports. She is a graduate of Harvard University.