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Anna Bauman

Investigative Reporter

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Anna Bauman is an investigative reporter at Open Vallejo.

Before joining Open Vallejo, Anna was a reporter at the Houston Chronicle. There, she covered education, gun violence, and breaking news with a focus on accountability reporting. Her education reporting exposed controversial policies, including library closures and a strict new instructional model, implemented by the state-appointed superintendent running the largest district in Texas.

Anna’s investigative reporting includes stories about a man who died in jail after languishing for months without cancer treatment; a city marshal accused of using unnecessary aggression and harassing business owners over minor infractions; and a court clerk who improperly sorted jurors by race for years but never faced criminal charges. She also created a database tracking the growing number of children and adolescents killed by guns in Harris County each year. 

Anna previously worked as a breaking news reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle through the Hearst Fellowship program. She covered the COVID-19 pandemic and the Vallejo police killing of Sean Monterrosa; she was also part of the reporting team that won first place in the Online Journalism Awards for coverage of the devastating Kincade Fire in 2019.  

Anna’s work has won awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Press Association, and Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Anna earned her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Oklahoma, where she was also a National Merit Scholar.