Awards


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


Advocacy Award 

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Queens-Nassau chapter, March 2016




Top Work-Life Expert to Follow on Twitter

Top 100 List, Evan Carmichael, August 2013


Columnist of the Year

New York State Associated Press Association, 2013, for columns:

-Summer is education's weak link, July 4, 2012

-Springsteen's public talk about his depression, Aug. 1, 2012

-Embracing the post-Sandy new normal, Nov. 21, 2012


First place, Opinion Column in Print, Long Island Press Club, 2011 awards, "Chasing mental illness - and feeling helpless," Jan. 18, 2011

Best Column


Finalist, Deadline Club of the Society for Professional Journalists, 2010, for columns:

-Courts need more power over foreclosures, Dec. 29, 2010

-Women's Paycheck Act is the wrong remedy, Nov. 29, 2010

-Special needs education costs are too high, Dec. 14, 2010

Best Opinion Writing


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.”

Best Commentary


New York State Associated Press Association, first place, 2008.

Editorial Writing


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.

Medical/Science Story


Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, large newspaper category, honorable mention, 2003. For a narrative story about babies born during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Feature Writing


Women in Communications, Pittsburgh chapter, first place, 2003. The personal toll of job loss.

Business Story


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.

News Story


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.

Continuing Coverage


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."

Database Reporting 


Associated Press of Ohio, first place, 1996 (team). Department store chain closing.

Spot News


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.

Community Service