Anna Wolfe, a native of Tacoma, Wa., is an investigative reporter specifically reporting on poverty and economic justice and the intersection between beats.
Before joining the staff at Mississippi Today September 2018, Anna worked for three years at Clarion Ledger covering city, county and state government, politics and health care. She also worked as an investigative reporter for the Center for Public Integrity and Jackson Free Press.
Anna earned her associate’s degree from Pierce College in Lakewood, Wa., and her bachelor’s from Mississippi State University. She has received recognition for her work, including the 2020 Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award and the February 2020 Sidney Award for reporting on Mississippi’s debtors prisons, a first place 2020 Green Eyeshade Award for reporting on jobs, poverty and the Mississippi economy and the Bill Minor Prize for Investigative Journalism in 2910 and 2018 reporting on unfair medical billing practices and hunger in the Mississippi Delta.
Her work has appeared in USA Today, Clarion Ledger, Sun Herald, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Seattle Times, Detroit Free Press and Jackson Free Press.
“Regardless of what beat I’m covering, I’ve found every good investigative story stems from the experience of a certain level of unfairness. Exposing inequity through the stories of everyday people — not government officials, but factory workers, cashiers, caretakers — can and will inspire change. That’s our mission.”— Anna Wolfe