King wins national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists
Murrow’s Anna King named WSU’s 2016 Woman of Year
Anna King was recently named Washington State University’s Woman of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes women for their accomplishments and contributions to society and to the lives of other women. King works as the Northwest Public Radio bureau chief in Richland, Wash., covering rural people and issues, agriculture, the Hanford site and many other stories in Tri-Cities and Central Washington.
In giving the award, WSU recognized for her active engagement with the communities she serves, which prompted one nominator to describe her as, “a notable example of a genius community weaver.” Her recent news coverage includes issues related to Native American tribes; rural agricultural communities; and, for her Daughters of Hanford radio broadcast series, about women connected with the Hanford nuclear reservation.
King was recently honored with two Gracie awards, as the Outstanding Correspondent in Public Radio, as well as for her coverage of last year’s wildfires in central Washington.
Anna’s award-winning work has aired on national and international programs in the public radio system.
She is a 2000 alumna of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and works as a reporter for NWPR.
Her stories are also heard in the region though the Northwest News Network.