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Richland Correspondent, Northwest News Network

Anna King

Anna King is the Richland, Washington, correspondent for the Northwest News Network, covering the Mid–Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.

She attended Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.

The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. Anna enjoys trail running, clam digging, hiking and wine tasting with friends. She's most at peace on top a Northwest mountain with her husband and their muddy, Aussie dog.

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Recent Articles

Energy | local | Arts | News

Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2016 2:54 p.m.

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

local | News

New US Bill Would Further Protect Hanford Whistleblowers

Northwest News Network | Sept. 26, 2016 8:15 p.m.

A new federal bill was introduced Monday that would further protect whistleblowers at Hanford and other nuclear sites.

local | Environment

Seeking 'Transformative' Power Of The Pacific Crest Trail More Popular Than Ever

Northwest News Network | Sept. 16, 2016 2:31 p.m.

More people from across the globe than ever are seeking to transform themselves on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. And as fall comes, the...

local | Environment

Washington Lights Big Burns For Forest Health

Northwest News Network | Sept. 15, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Firefighters lit off two prescribed fires Thursday in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington state. It's part of a wider $800,000...

History | local | NW Life

100 Years Of Cowboys And Indians Pageantry In Pendleton

Northwest News Network | Sept. 15, 2016 7:15 a.m.

2 Years Of Fire, Smoke, Mud Throws Long Shadows In Washington's Methow Valley

Northwest News Network | Aug. 29, 2016 6 p.m.

After two years of some of the worst fires and smoke the Northwest has ever seen, Washington’s Methow Valley is catching its breath.

local | News

Justice Department Says Pasco Needs More Diversity On Its Police Force

Northwest News Network | Aug. 23, 2016 6:45 a.m.

The police department in Pasco, Washington, needs to hire more women, more Spanish speakers and have more diversity in general. 


Into The Black: A Close-Up Of What Was Lost In The Range 12 Wildfire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2016 9:55 p.m.

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 Fire is finally out. But now there's 176,600 acres of black. And it's roasted much of the valuable habitat on the...

Health | local | Environment | News

Energy Secretary: Communication At Hanford Tank Farms Needs Improvement

Northwest News Network | Aug. 17, 2016 7 p.m.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said workers at Hanford tank farms who say radioactive waste is making them sick need to be heard.

Agriculture | local | Food | Environment | News

Northwest 'Apple Auditor' Keeps A Close Eye On The Crop

Northwest News Network | Aug. 15, 2016 8 a.m.

The Northwest apple harvest is just underway and pickers are wading into the lush orchards. And so far things look dramatically better than last year.

local | Environment | News

Fire Crews Hope To Have Range 12 Fire Out Friday

Northwest News Network | Aug. 3, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Crews were able to use vehicles to chase down and put out hot spots from the Range 12 Fire near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Fire crews say they’re optimistic they’ll have it out by Friday.

local | Environment | News

Wildlife Biologist Mourns Habitat Loss From Range 12 Fire

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The Range 12 Fire in southeast Washington has destroyed some of the most sensitive shrub steppe habitat in the nation.

local | Environment | News

Washington Fire Crews Fight To Keep Buffer Between Wildfire, Nuclear Reactor

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Officials from the Hanford nuclear reservation and Energy Northwest have been meeting with fire managers in southeast Washington state Tuesday.

local | Environment | News

The Country's Largest Wildfire Is Burning In Washington State

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 10:34 a.m.

Tri-Cities area residents woke up to a blood-red sunrise. The Range 12 Fire in southeast Washington has burned 175,000 acres and is 10 percent contained.

local | Food | Environment | News

How To Grow A Blueberry In The Desert: Tent It

Northwest News Network | July 31, 2016 10:30 a.m.

One company in south central Washington state may have a solution to the Northwest's problems when it comes to growing organic blueberries.

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Volunteers Educate On Human Trafficking Before Tri-City Water Follies

Northwest News Network | July 25, 2016 6:30 p.m.

The annual boat races in the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington draw more than 70,000 spectators — thousands from out of town. It also draws an increase in child prostitution.

local | Environment | News

Hanford Work Stops At Tank Farms Over Safety Concerns

Northwest News Network | July 11, 2016 7 p.m.

Workers at the Hanford tank farms in southeast Washington state stopped work Monday after a group of unions in Richland called for a halt in the early morning.


Debunking 3 Myths Of Wildfire Safety

Northwest News Network | July 8, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Anna King's reports from the 2015 wildfires in Washington state earned national recognition in breaking news and crisis journalism. We asked her to reflect on fire, safety and what’s changed over the years.

local | Environment | News

NW Firefighters Urge Homeowners To Prep Their Place Up For Summer

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2016 6:45 a.m.

The Northwest saw several red flag warnings and fast-burning fires over the long holiday weekend. And in the last several years, regional firefighters say they are seeing bigger fires that threaten more homes.


Parading America For 50 Years In A Remote Northwest Wheat Field

Northwest News Network | July 5, 2016 8:07 a.m.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. And in the tiny wheat-farming town of Johnson, Washington, they're getting ready for the 50th year of what...