Annie Gowen

Washington, D.C.

National correspondent

Education: University of Kansas, Bachelor's in English, BS in journalism

Annie Gowen is the Midwest correspondent for The Post's National desk. She was the India bureau chief from 2013-2018. Her series on farm families hit by Trump's trade war was honored as one of the Best American Newspaper Narratives by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in 2020. She was also part of a team whose coverage of the Dayton/El Paso mass shootings won a Scripps Howard award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2020. As The Post’s India bureau chief, she covered India, other South Asian nations and Myanmar. She twice won the Daniel Pearl Award for r
Latest from Annie Gowen

Idalia gains steam, expected to hit Gulf Coast as Category 4 hurricane

Across the state, many residents evacuated in the face of the storm, but others decided to try to ride it out.

August 29, 2023

Tennessee lawmakers end special session without significant gun measures

The session was called by GOP Gov. Bill Lee, but his party’s lawmakers turned aside changes sought by him and relatives of the Covenant School shooting victims.

August 29, 2023

Despite shooting, hope fades for gun laws in Tennessee special session

Five months ago six people, including three 9-year-olds, were shot to death at a Christian private school 17 miles from the Capitol.

August 24, 2023

After red-state shootings, gun-control advocates see glimmers of change

Gun control advocates say they are seeing faint glimmers of fissures for more regulations in what has long been staunch Republican opposition.

May 14, 2023

How Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ became a musical

It's been "a long journey" to the stage for the Indian-born director's 2001 film about a lavish family wedding in Delhi.

May 12, 2023

White man taken into custody in Kansas City shooting of Black teen

Andrew D. Lester, 84, surrendered after Kansas City, Mo., police issued a warrant for his arrest in the shooting of teenager Ralph Yarl.

April 18, 2023

White Kansas City man, 84, charged in shooting of Black teen

Ralph Yarl, 16, was shot after ringing the doorbell of the wrong home in Kansas City, Mo., his lawyers said. He is alive but has a long recovery ahead, they said.

April 17, 2023

Texas county will not shutter libraries in book ban dispute

The vote on the shutdown was the latest maneuver in a battle over contested titles pertaining to teens, sex education, race and joke books removed after complaints.

April 13, 2023

Tenn. GOP deepens racial tension after expelling Black lawmakers

In a state with a legacy of brutal battles over race and power, Tennessee House Republicans voted to oust two young Black Democrats who led a protest in the chamber.

April 8, 2023

Tennessee vote marks latest GOP move to stifle dissent, experts say

The removal of two Democrats who appeared at a gun-control protest in the Capitol was among a host of efforts in several GOP-run states to exert control, experts say.

April 7, 2023