IndieReader Discovery Award, 2018
National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist, Current Events & Social Change
Finalist, Women’s Issues (Non-Fiction)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2018
Bronze Medal, Women’s Issues
Independent Publisher Book Awards 22nd Annual
Notable 100 Book
Shelf Unbound 2018 Best Indie Book Winners
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Queens-Nassau chapter, March 2016
Columnist of the Year
The New York News Publishers Association, 2015, for columns:
-Israel-Palestine diplomacy, the college campus way, Jan. 15, 2014
-Legal challenge to teacher tenure revs up in NYS, July 2, 2014
-Don't waste your vote to 'stop Common Core,' Oct. 8, 2014
Top Work-Life Expert to Follow on Twitter
Top 100 List, Evan Carmichael, August 2013
Columnist of the Year
First place, Opinion Column in Print, Long Island Press Club, 2011 awards, "Chasing mental illness - and feeling helpless," Jan. 18, 2011
Best Opinion Writing
New York News Publishers Association, 2008-09.
-New York's budget is a disaster, April 1, 2009
-Albany needs a sustainable economic plan, June 7, 2009
-State Senate coup equals chaos, June 10, 2009
-Albany's senators can't let go of gripes, July 3, 2009
-Time to control childhood obesity, Aug. 9, 2009
-New York needs to vie for education grants, Nov. 15, 2009
-Sen. Joe Bruno's guilty, Dec. 9, 2009
-Charter schools offer an important alternative, Dec. 13, 2009
Distinguished Editorial Writing
Newsday Publisher’s Awards, 2008. An independent panel of judges said the columns and editorials were “punchy, crisp and clear. Anne has something to say and she knows how to say it, as is evident in her sharp, smart editorial calling for Eliot Spitzer’s resignation.”
New York State Associated Press Association, first place, 2008.
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, large newspaper category, honorable mention, 2003. For an investigative series about financial misdealing at a mental retardation agency. The stories led to a probe by the state’s attorney general, fines and stricter oversight.
Ongoing News Coverage
Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, second place, 2003. Consumer issues with laser eye surgery.
Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, large newspaper category, honorable mention, 2003. For a narrative story about babies born during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Women in Communications, Pittsburgh chapter, first place, 2003. The personal toll of job loss.
Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, first place, science/health/technology story, 2003. Girls entering puberty at younger ages.
Golden Quill Award
Women in Communications, Pittsburgh chapter, honorable mention, 2002. “Future in the Balance,” a story for Pittsburghmagazine about one high school’s experience with 20 years of court-ordered desegregation.
Enterprise/Investigative Magazine Article Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, first place, 2002. “Future in the Balance.”
Enterprise / Investigative Magazine Article
Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio chapter, first place, 2001. A murder-for-hire story for Cincinnatimagazine. Judges’ remarks: “A powerful masterpiece of crime reportage.”
Criminal Justice Coverage
Society of Professional Journalists, Cincinnati chapter, honorable mention, 1999. For exposure of abuses in psychiatric experiments. Stories led the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to discontinue inhumane “challenge” studies.
Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio chapter, second place, 1997. Computer-assisted analysis of a jail population, which led to the creation of more treatment programs for low-level drug offenders. Judges' comments: "Solid use of stats, fine reporting."
Associated Press of Ohio, first place, 1996 (team). Department store chain closing.
Press Club of Cleveland, second place, 1996 (team). Coverage of community decision to build sports stadiums.
Breaking News Reporting
Best of the Enquirer, first place, 1995.
Best News Story
Gannett Award, second place, 1995 (team).
Spot News Coverage
Gannett, finalist, 1995. Upholding open meetings law.
First Amendment Award
New England Press Association, first place, 1986. For a series of editorials and news stories that saved a historic building.