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Meet Anne Saker
Position at The Enquirer: Health reporter since September 2014.
Why I became a journalist:
In sixth grade, when I got my first byline in the school paper, I reckoned a girl who is nosy could get few better rides in life than journalism. I have since clocked in a coast-to-coast career as a narrative writer and news reporter, and every day is a wonder.
What I like best about my job:
I get new knowledge every day that nurtures my sense of purpose. The daily puzzle is aligning my curiosity and judgment with the needs and wants of subscribers and readers.
A story I worked on that has had a lasting impact on me:
For four years at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, I reported the story of a Black teen wrongfully convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 40 years behind bars. The PBS series “Frontline” used my journalism as the basis for a January 2002 documentary on the case, and a month after the broadcast, I watched the young man get released from prison into his mother’s arms.
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What is the biggest challenge I face:
Covering a global health pandemic, I fight to stay current on the medicine and science, as well as the news, as the echo canyon of bad information yawns wider.
What I like to do when I’m not working:
I noodle around my house and yard in Silverton. I am learning to throw pottery at Core Clay. I post photos of my cat on Facebook.
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Why journalism matters:
Staying informed keeps you alive. Subscribing to ethical, professional, engaging journalism makes you smarter, healthier and more interesting at parties.
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