Annie Byrnes is a freelance journalist with a focus on the environment, science and health. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business and The Wall Street Journal.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Penn State University, Annie went on to study at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, graduating in 2010 with a Masters of Journalism.
Following graduation, Annie worked for WATE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, first as an associate producer, producing newscasts for 6 News at 5:30 and 6 News at 11 as well as the CW20 News at 10. Later, she was promoted to web content manager where she managed WATE.com, writing and editing all daytime news content.
Annie currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her partner, Dr. Todd Richard Yarbrough. She works as a freelance writer and multimedia reporter working on environmental issues, especially energy, pollution and water issues. In her free time, she also designs portfolio websites for fellow journalists and tends her unruly vegetable garden.
To view more of her work, visit anniebyrnes.com.