Anne Garrels, also known as Anne Longworth Garrels, was an American broadcast journalist and correspondent. She has worked for National Public Radio, ABC News and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). In 2003, she became famous for being the only American journalist to cover from Baghdad during the US bombing campaign “Shock and Awe”.
Anne Garrels was born on July 2, 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In her early childhood, she grew up with her parents in London. Her father, John C. Garrels Jr., worked as an executive for the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto Company, and her mother was Valarie S. Garrels, who died when Anne was 25 years old. She had two older siblings. Anne completed her schooling at St. Catherine’s School, an independent girls’ school. After leaving school, she joined Middlebury College, a private liberal arts college in Middlebury, but later transferred to the Cambridge liberal arts college for women, Radcliffe College, and Harvard University. In 1972 she completed her studies in Russian.
Anne Garrels career
Garrels was a fearless and courageous reporter. She began her journalism career in 1975 when she landed a research position with ABC Network. She has held various positions, including head of the Moscow office and correspondent. From 1984 to 1985 she served as head of the Central American bureau and in 1985 moved to Washington, DC, where she accepted the position of State Department correspondent at NBC News. In 1988 she joined NPR and began covering conflicts in various nations. In 2003 she stayed during the Iraq war and reported live from Baghdad.
She was one of the regular reporters during the attack on Fallujah in November 2004. The following year she covered Iraq’s January 2005 national elections for a caretaker government and a constitutional referendum. After spending more than a decade at NPR, Anne retired in 2010. She is not only a journalist but also an author. After returning from Iraq after covering the 2003 Iraq War, she published her memoir, Naked in Baghdad, in which she recounted the time she spent during the invasion and other events. In 2016 she published her second book, Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Anne Garrels social media
Anne has stayed away from posting her personal life on social media platforms like Instagram. She was only active on Twitter. She joined Twitter in June 2011 where she posted her opinions and ideas. Her Twitter account has 650 followers.
Anne Garrels biography
|Real name||Anne Garrels|
|Date of birth||July 2, 1951|
|date of death||September 7, 2022|
|Age (as of 2022)||71 years|
|Place of birth||Springfield, MA, USA|
|University||Harvard University, Radcliffe College|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 56kg – in pounds – 123 pounds|
Anne Garrels family
|Father||John C Garrels|
|mother||Valarie S. Garrels|
|Who is Anne Garrels’ husband?||J Vinton Lawrence|
Anne married J. Vinton Lawrence, an artist, and paramilitary officer for the US Central Intelligence Agency. He worked with the Hmong tribesmen and the CIA-owned airline Air America. He died of leukemia in 2016. She had no children but was able to maintain a good relationship with her stepdaughters, Rebecca Lawrence and Gabrielle Strand. On September 7, 2022, Anne Garrels left the world at the age of 71 due to lung cancer.
Anne Garrels net worth
Anne has been a passionate worker all her life. She stayed in extreme conditions in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, and the West Bank to cover the conflicts. She worked and gained wealth and prestige. It is certain that her estimated net worth is $3 million and she has built more than a decent lifestyle for herself.
Facts About Anne Garrels
- Anne was banned from ABC in 1982 for her harsh coverage of sensitive subjects such as suicide and loneliness.
- She was criticized by FAIR in 2007 for extracting confessions from abused prisoners during a story she was covering.
- Anne met Lawrence while she was in Washington DC. Lawrence’s letters to her during her time in Baghdad are published in the memoir Naked in Baghdad
- Anne lived in Norfolk, Connecticut until her death.
- She was also part of “Between War and Here,” a 2019 collaboration with Ensemble Galilei and NPR correspondent Neal Conan.