Annie is no stranger to the Appalachian Mountains. She was born in Blacksburg, Virginia and was a nationally-ranked swimmer growing up.
At age 14, she went to train at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. She later swam for Georgetown University where she graduated with a degree in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service in 2005.
It was while working for former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller after college that Annie found a home in the Mountain State. From the hope and heartbreak of the Sago Mine Disaster to helping West Virginia service members injured in Iraq, Annie loved working for West Virginians on Capitol Hill.
Annie began her career at WVVA as a newscast producer in April of 2013 and quickly moved to her current role as multimedia journalist in our Beckley Bureau in 2014.
Annie has received numerous awards for her reporting, including a 2nd place finish for the Associated Press ‘Best Spot News’ category for her coverage of the Matoaka fire in 2015.
She finished 2nd again in the Associated Press ‘Best Spot News’ coverage for her reporting on the break in the Cynthia Miller cold case in 2020.
In 2021, Annie finished 2nd in the Associated Press ‘Best Multimedia Journalist’ category for her coverage of the NSA’s Sugar Grove listening station.
Annie also won the West Virginia Broadcaster’s Association ‘Best Breaking News’ category for her work exposing an investigation into acupuncture practices at the Beckley VA Medical Center in 2021.