Anne Davenport has been the media producer for the NewsHour for two and a half years, during which her work with the unit was recognized with the 2000 Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Penn State University.
Before joining the NewsHour, she wrote and produced pieces at ABC News in Washington for eight years, focusing primarily on politics. She covered the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election campaign on the road, Congress during the height of the "Republican Revolution" in 1994, numerous gubernatorial and senatorial races and the national political conventions. She also covered an active volcano in Montserrat, West Indies for nine days and other general assignment stories.
Before joining ABC, she served as an associate producer and producer at CBS News and at Chronicle Broadcasting in Washington.
She spent two years in Sioux City, Iowa as an on-air political reporter for a NBC affiliate, interviewing all of the 1988 presidential candidates and serving as a panelist for the first-ever live presidential debate from Northwest Iowa.
Anne wrote for papers and worked at news stations throughout her years at Brown University, where she served as managing editor of the independent Brown Daily Herald.
She and her husband, Rory, have two small children, Caroline and James, and reside in Washington, D.C.