Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe took a little time out from her journalism duties to sit down with Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large to talk about her career, her passion, and how she broke the story about the biggest case of fraud in Mississippi government history.
Anna Wolfe, a native of Tacoma, Wa., is an investigative reporter writing about poverty and economic justice. Anna has received national recognition for her work, including the 2023 and 2021 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the 2021 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability, the 2021 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award, the 2020 Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award and the February 2020 Sidney Award for reporting on Mississippi’s debtors prisons. She received the National Press Foundation’s 2020 Poverty and Inequality Award. She also received first place in the regional Green Eyeshade Awards in 2021 for Public Service in Online Journalism and 2020 for Business Reporting, and the local Bill Minor Prize for Investigative Journalism in 2019 and 2018 for reporting on unfair medical billing practices and hunger in the Mississippi Delta.