Anne Hawke has traveled throughout the United States and across the globe to produce and report stories for NPR's National Desk. 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 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.
Hawke traveled to New Orleans the day before Hurricane Katrina to cover the storm and its aftermath, to Sri Lanka to cover the 2004 tsunami, and into New York City to cover the massive electrical power failure in 2003. She 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.
Hawke is a native of Washington, DC, and a graduate of Yale University and New York University School of Law.
Recent Posts by Anne Hawke
Mental Anguish, Injustice & the MilitaryMarch 10, 2009 by Daniel Zwerdling, Anne Hawke
In late 2006, Daniel Zwerdling reported for NPR on soldiers being punished, instead of treated, for having mental health problems. His groundbreaking reports led to investigation by the Senate, Pentagon and Government Accountability Office and widespread promises of reform.
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