Anne Hawke traveled throughout the United States and across the globe to produce and report stories for NPR's National Desk, and now travels to NPR, often in the middle of the night, to edit Morning Edition.
She produced two prize-winning stories by Daniel Zwerdling, each of which prompted the federal government to make swift policy changes: a December 2006 investigation on Iraq veterans suffering mental anguish, which won the duPont award, the George Foster Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and a November 2005 series on abuse of immigration detainees, which won the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
When people flee major disasters, Anne often travels in the opposite direction: hustling with microphones into New Orleans the day before Hurricane Katrina, to the crumbled coast of Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, and into the dark of New York City during its massive electrical power failure in 2003.
Anne has produced stories in grizzly bear habitat, courtrooms, prison factories, cypress swamps, kindergarten classrooms, and sewage systems. In her reporting for NPR, she has covered death penalty trials, sawed basketball shoes in half, raced lobsterboats, and profiled a single father of triplets.
Anne has also produced several longer-form works, including: a 10-part series with Nina Totenberg on the private papers of Supreme Court Justice Blackmun, and a series of profiles with NPR's Noah Adams about low-wage workers around the nation.
Anne is a lawyer admitted to practice in New York and Washington, DC. She came to NPR in 2000, after practicing law at Baker & Hostetler, where she represented journalists in libel and privacy cases. She clerked for federal judge Gene Carter in Portland, Maine. Her first job in journalism was at New England Monthly magazine in 1988. Anne is a native of Washington, DC, and a graduate of Yale University and New York University School of Law.