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Ann Pierret

Ann Pierret

Investigative Reporter

Ann Pierret is an Award-winning Investigative Reporter at KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She came to Albuquerque from WJRT in Flint, MI. Ann has garnered numerous accolades. Her latest are two New Mexico Association of Broadcasters awards for Investigative Reporter of the year in New Mexico and the category of Community Issue Programming. Ann’s mantle also includes 4 Emmy nominations. She was the 2023 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award Nominee for Crime/Justice News for her coverage of the “Syed Family's History of Violence". In June of 2022 she was the winner of 2 Michigan Emmys in the categories of Crime, Politics/Government. One of Ann’s stories was also featured on an episode of 20/20. Other nominations include Continuing Coverage and Societal Concerns. As a member of IRE, she won several awards for her in-depth story coverage, including 3 Michigan Association of Broadcasting awards and an Edward R. Murrow regional award for feature reporting. 

 

 

Since joining the team in Albuquerque, Ann has been able to do deep dives into illegal activity in the community, detailing the police efforts to recover stolen gear from a patrol car. She's also ridden along with feds to expose migrant smuggling that's led to an increase in human stash houses in Albuquerque.  Ann learves no stone unturned.

 Ann quickly learned the power of journalism first-hand whileworking in Lansing, covering the beginning of Flint’s water crisis. She saw the way she and her colleagues were able to shine a light on a hidden injustice, giving a voice to those who were easily overlooked. She then knew she needed to see the crisis through, in the Flint TV market. In covering the crime and investigative beats, she's always speaking to citizens impacted by the crisis or following the dozens of criminal charges and civil suits tied to its fall-out. She’s shared the heartache of families who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence, like the young son of a security guard shot and killed after asking a customer to put on a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s also covered high-profile police investigations, like the arrest and trial of an accused cannibal.

Ann went to Fordham University in the Bronx, NY where she was an Edward A. Walsh scholar. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies in TV/Radio, a minor in Theology, and an honors concentration in American Catholic Studies. She isalso a graduate of Poynter’s TV Power Reporting Academy. Ann studied abroad in Sydney, Australia through Boston University, interning at The Checkout through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Ann started her career as a production intern for CBS This Morning in New York.

But perhaps her strongest influence came out of tragedy. Her friend, who was a kind, compassionate, and charismatic broadcast journalism major. She was murdered while Ann was in high school. Ann felt compelled to finish her friend's journey. In Ann’s words,  “I've always had the belief God takes the best ones early because they're ready -- the rest of us are now tasked with living up to their example. And I'm able to be more empathetic with the countless victims' families I speak with because I've been there.”

Ann has a desire to tell stories -- to bring people the truth they deserve, and to make a positive impact in her community. It’s a passion she’s had her whole life, and one she will take with her wherever she goes.

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MAB Merit Continuing Coverage Associate Press Regional Investigative Reporter EditorEdward R Murrow Award Society of Professional Journalist EmmyRocky Mountain EmmyFordham UniversityBoston University SydneyNATAS Michigan Emmy Awards 2022New Mexico  Association of Broadcasting Awards