- Annie Gowen
Annie Gowen is an award-winning reporter covering wealth and poverty for The Washington Post. In 2011, she co-authored the Post’s ongoing series “Breakaway Wealth,” that explores how the rich are pulling away from the rest of America.
In the summer of 2011, she reported from Iraq for the Post’s Foreign desk, examining the continued violence and ramifications of the U.S. troop withdrawal there.
Gowen has chronicled life and culture in the nation’s capital for the Post’s Local staff for over a decade. In 2007, she profiled several victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech, contributing to the Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of that tragedy.
Her narrative journalism has appeared regularly in the Post’s Sunday magazine and other national publications. She has commented on current events for a wide variety media outlets from PBS’s The NewsHour to Fox News.
She is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas and lives just outside of Washington, D.C.