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
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.
As Saleem Robinson tells it, he used to run the streets of Chicago. Now he runs a nonprofit in Seattle for vulnerable young people.
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 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.
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.
Seattle Public Schools has delayed the first day of school as teachers and other staff threaten to strike.
Kent School District and its teachers union have until Wednesday night to reach a contract for school to start on time Thursday.
Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union, Seattle Education Association, are hammering out a new contract this summer.
The state’s charter school oversight agency said Impact Public Schools improperly received approximately $790,000 in state funds when it enrolled more than 60 four-year-olds in kindergarten. The agency referred the matter to the State Auditor’s Office for possible repayment.
State Rep. Gerry Pollet has called for fraud and performance audits of Impact Public Schools, Washington’s largest charter school chain, following a KUOW investigation that found scant services for students learning English and a lack of support for students with disabilities.