ProPublica announced today that it has hired Annie Waldman as a reporter covering education.
Waldman has been with ProPublica for a year as a senior reporting fellow, covering issues including patient safety, wage garnishment and student debt. She has assisted numerous reporters at the nonprofit newsroom with data analysis, and her work alongside education reporter Heather Vogell helped win a national award from the Education Writers Association in 2014.
Prior to joining ProPublica, Waldman worked at BBC News in their Washington, D.C. bureau and NY1 News, reporting and field producing daily national and international stories. Her work has also appeared online at Vice, Newsweek and The Atlantic. A documentary filmmaker, Waldman’s 2009 film “So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away” – which tells the story of homeless high school students in post-Katrina New Orleans – screened at Sundance Film Festival and premiered on PBS.
“ProPublica has a steadfast commitment to uncovering injustice and pursuing stories in the public interest,” said Waldman. “That’s why I’m so incredibly grateful and excited for this opportunity to join my talented colleagues and continue my work covering education."
“Annie Waldman has made a tremendous impression at ProPublica with her remarkable drive, curiosity and nose for investigative stories,” said managing editor Robin Fields. “We are thrilled she will continue lending her unique blend of talents to the education beat.”