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Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson

News Director, Europe and Africa, The Associated Press

Anna joined AP in 2004 as a reporter in Chicago. From 2006 to 2009 she was a reporter and editor based in Cairo, travelling throughout the region to cover Iranian elections and the Iraq war, among other stories. In 2009, Anna became the assistant editor on the AP’s Central editing desk in Chicago, where she was part of a team that won awards for deadline reporting for coverage of the Joplin, Missouri, tornado and the shooting at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas. After transferring to the West region, she led award-winning breaking news coverage of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and deadly wildfires in California and was a core leader of AP’s 2016 and 2018 campaign and elections coverage. In 2019, she moved to London, where she leads news coverage across video, photos and text throughout Europe and Africa. Anna has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.