Annie Chang grew up in Norman, Okla., with her older brother Charles, mother and father, and no pets because her parents are clean freaks.

at a young age, Annie became interested in the arts: dancing ballet, drawing, writing. in high school, she joined the newspaper and became its editor-in-chief her junior and senior years, a role that included leading meetings, assigning articles and writing a monthly column about literally anything.

that brief power trip led Annie to want to pursue journalism, earning her BSJ at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. at Northwestern, Annie spent all of her free/sleeping time at The Daily Northwestern, where she worked her way up to Managing Editor and honed her love of writing.

during her time at Northwestern, Annie worked at least six different internships (one of which was paid!) at magazines, radio stations, TV stations and a presidential campaign. she did everything from transcribing interviews with President Obama to hosting her own music show on a local NPR affiliate.

living in Chicago, Annie learned how to dress for subzero temperatures and walk through snow to go to class. those educations, both the journalism kind and the snow kind, came in handy at Annie’s first job as a TV reporter in South Bend, Ind., where she spent two years as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WSBT-TV.

Annie was eager to return home to be closer to her family and warmer weather and hay bales and tornadoes, and landed a job as a reporter for KOTV News On 6 in Tulsa, Okla. at KOTV, she turns nightside stories for the 9 and 10 p.m. newcasts.

in addition to writing packages and going live every night, Annie regularly appeared live in the 5 and 6 p.m. shows on breaking news, often going live four or five times per shift.

Annie reported for News On 6’s award-winning wildfire coverage in February 2016, which was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Spot News by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. she also reported on devastating damage caused by Tulsa’s March 2016 tornado. News On 6 won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for that breaking news coverage.

quality is tiring, and Annie got tired at her job — mentally, physically, emotionally, whatever else kind of tired there is. happily, Annie got out of news and took a development & marketing job at the Tulsa Symphony, where she actually contributes a bit of positivity to society.

Annie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Austin and their puppy Whiskey. she loves listening to podcasts (especially This American Life, Modern Love, Reply All, and Radiolab), eating delicious food, trying to keep plants alive, and watching ballet.

to contact Annie, email anniemaychang@gmail.com.

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