Anne Branigin

Washington, D.C.

Reporter, Features

Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BFA, Creative Writing; University of Southern California, MS, Journalism

Anne Branigin is a staff reporter in Features focused on gender coverage. Previously, she worked at the Root covering news, politics, health and social justice movements through the lens of race and gender.
Latest from Anne Branigin

7 takeaways from ‘Shiny Happy People,’ the new Duggar family documentary

A new docuseries on Amazon Prime digs deeper into the Duggar family, their show and their connections to Christian fundamentalism.

June 2, 2023

Writing for TV is nothing like you (probably) thought

What's it like to write for TV? Not nearly as fun as you'd think, writers tell us.

May 29, 2023

What happened on the final episode of ‘Succession’

A dynasty has been toppled, and a new set of rulers have been crowned.

May 29, 2023

Starbucks is shifting to ‘nugget ice.’ Why are Americans so obsessed?

Everyone seems to have a preference. Now even Starbucks is entering the fray.

May 24, 2023

At trans prom, joy is a political statement

Trans kids around the country say they've felt bullied and ignored by lawmakers. So they threw themselves a party.

May 24, 2023

Anti-trans bills have doubled since 2022. Our map shows where states stand.

State legislators have introduced more than 400 anti-trans bills, more than were introduced from 2018 to 2022. Our map shows where states currently stand.

May 19, 2023

Bye, Mister: Why (most) journalists turned against courtesy titles

The Wall Street Journal is the latest newspaper to drop courtesy titles such as “Mr.,” “Ms.,” and “Mx.”

May 18, 2023

TMZ’s Britney Spears documentary questions star’s post-conservatorship freedom

The unauthorized film spurred backlash from fans, and apparent responses on social media from Spears and her husband.

May 15, 2023

In three high-profile cases, courts side with female survivors

E. Jean Carroll, Megan Thee Stallion and Evan Rachel Wood’s cases advanced in their favor this week.

May 9, 2023

TV and film writers hit the picket line

Television and movie writers kicked off a strike this week after negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood producers went sideways. Today we dig into why writers such as Josh Gondelman are hitting the picket lines.

May 4, 2023