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
King County says its contractor failed to pay $1.1 million to child care providers in subsidy program
Fawsia Diriye, a child care provider in Kent, has been waiting on $1,400 from King County to cover some of her clients’ monthly bills. The payments are part of the Best Starts for Kids levy that King County voters approved in 2021. Diriye is among 330 childcare providers the county said were missing payments for the children they serve.
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Northwest museums may no longer display some Native artifacts without permission under a new federal rule.
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King County would replace its youth jail with a receiving center and network of group homes under recommendations from an advisory committee sent to the county council Wednesday. It’s the first plan announced for how the county might replace its controversial youth detention facility, which opened in 2020.
Expanding Seattle’s streetcar along First Avenue would cost an estimated $445 million - an increase of $192 million from the last cost projection.
In response to a protest that shutdown northbound I-5 this weekend, Washington State Patrol says efforts to resolve it were complicated by activist tactics, miscommunication and “the sheer size of the crowd.”
Car theft charges brought against youth were up by more than 500% in King County last year. That’s just one of the charges driving a 61% increase in juvenile criminal bookings in 2023, including violent crime, gun possession and burglary.
The city’s parks department petitioned the Market Historical Commission to be allowed to replace the totem poles with art more representative of local tribes.
The effort to preserve Seattle's nude-friendly beach has succeeded.