Ann Bowser, the new Health Correspondent for The NewsHour
with Jim Lehrer, graduated Ohio Wesleyan in 1966. By 1974,
she was working for CBS, where she remained for the next
14 years. For the CBS Nightly News, she covered countless
international stories, including famine in Africa and troubles
in the Middle East. She also was the co-anchor of 30 Minutes,
a news magazine program that won four Emmy's as well as
DuPont and Peabody awards.
In 1986, she came to the NewsHour as a general assignment
correspondent, reporting on every major domestic news story,
including the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 and Hurricane
Katrina. She also has done extensive and award-winning science/health
reporting, with stories such as concussions, dogs and cancer,
conflicting reports about bisphenyl A, the development of
teen brains and the presence of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers.
She lives in Boulder, Colorado and has two sons.
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