Ann Hinga Klein

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Title: Environmental and News Writer
Education: Central College, Drake University
Location: Des Moines, IA
Expertise: climate, the environment, gardening, soil health, regenerative agriculture, health and wellness, human rights

Ann is an independent journalist who covers breaking news and writes about the environment, health, and human rights.


  • Reported on the pandemic for 14 months with a team that earned The New York Times the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
  • Reported on climate change and its impact on gardening for Better Homes & Gardens in 2020
  • Reported on environmental technology for the banking and finance industries in 2022


Ann grew up as a faculty kid in a small Iowa town where the farm kids solved math problems better and ran faster than she did, but appreciated her stories. She got her start as a journalist covering blue-ribbon cows and big veggies for her local weekly and went on to complete a master's degree in journalism. She writes and reports on a variety of topics for national newspapers and magazines.


B.A. awarded magna cum laude in English and Mass Communications at Central College in Pella, IA; M.A. awarded summa cum laude in journalism at Drake University in Des Moines, IA

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