Anna Johnson, BJ ’99, an award-winning journalist with extensive experience working in the U.S. and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press’ deputy editor for the U.S. West, overseeing coverage from 13 states. Johnson covered Iran’s 2009 presidential elections, the Iraq war, Egyptian archaeology and Dubai’s economic boom, among other stories as a reporter and editor based in Cairo from 2006 to 2009. Johnson then moved to Chicago to be the assistant editor on the AP’s Central editing desk. She directed a team of about a dozen editors and led coverage in multiple formats for 14 states. She was also part of the team that received the 2011 Associated Press Managing Editors’ Deadline reporting award for coverage of the Joplin tornado and the 2010 APME Deadline Reporting award for coverage of the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting.
Updated: April 8, 2014