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Anne Donohue

Associate Professor, Department of Journalism

About Anne Donohue

Anne Donohue is an associate professor for journalism, and an award-winning public radio producer and editor.

She was the special projects editor at Monitor for five years, and has also been a contributor to NPR, the BBC, WGBH, WBUR and other public radio programs, winning the prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for The DNA Files on NPR. She has a special interest in international news, politics and health and has reported from China, Egypt, Japan, Indonesia and throughout the United States. She has won numerous journalism awards for productions on women and AIDS, population and women’s reproductive health, and treatment of women and girls in the developing world. Prior to her work in public radio, Donohue was a writer and producer in commercial television news at ABC News in Washington and the CBS affiliate in Boston.

In 2008, Donohue was a Fulbright Scholar in Beijing, teaching journalism at Renmin (People’s) University. Donohue remained in Beijing and filed radio reports for several public radio outlets during the run up to the Olympics as well as NBC News during the Olympics. She is the author of a chapter in From Home to Homeland, published in 2010.

Donohue is the faculty advisor to the award winning BU student radio station, WTBU. In 2010, Donohue founded the BU Program on Global Health Storytelling, a collaboration with the BU School of Public Health and the Pulitzer Center. In 2017, Donohue was appointed as Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at COM.


  • BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MS, Boston University
  • MA, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy