Annie Gowan

Journalist (NATIONAL)

Links: @anniegowan | Bio at Washington Post | (Current as of: September 4, 2020)

Annie Gowen is a national correspondent for the Washington Post, covering the Midwest through the 2020 presidential election. She previously was The Post’s India bureau chief from 2013-2018, covering India, other South Asian nations and Myanmar’s transition to democracy and its devastating aftermath. She twice won the Daniel Pearl Award for reporting on South Asia, for coverage of the rise of Hindu nationalism in India in 2019 and the Rohingya refugee crisis in 2018. She was previously an enterprise reporter for the Metro staff writing on wealth, poverty and inequality. In 2007, she profiled several victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech, contributing to The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of that tragedy. She is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas and lives in Kansas.Honors & Awards:

  • Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Coverage of South Asia, 2019, 2018
  • Ramnath Goenka Award for a foreign correspondent covering India, 2018
  • Society of Publishers in Asia Award for Editorial Excellence, 2017
  • Human Rights Press Award of Special Merit

Education: University of Kansas, Bachelor’s in English, BS in journalism

Foreign languages spoken: Spanish


News Story

Thousands have been evicted in the pandemic. Housing experts say Trump’s new ban is a temporary fix.

Annie Gowan
Washington Post
September 3, 2020

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