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Anne Azzi Davenport is the Senior Coordinating Producer of CANVAS at PBS NewsHour.
As Senior Producer of CANVAS, Anne Davenport is the primary field producer of arts and culture pieces and oversees all coverage. She has been leading Canvas since its beginning, collaborating with Chief Arts Correspondent Jeffrey Brown for most of her 22 years at PBS NewsHour as well as with others. She arrived at the NewsHour as the Media Producer after serving for 15 years as a political producer at ABC and CBS News and as a producer and on-air reporter for NBC stations. She supervises the Brief But Spectacular and Race Matters series as well as the PBS Primetime show "Beyond the Canvas".
She is a graduate of Brown University. Anne lives outside of Washington with her husband and their daughter and son.
Andrey Kurkov is one of Ukraine's best-known novelists, and his new book, "Grey Bees" addresses his country's past struggles with Russia. It's set several years ago in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, amid what was then a simmering conflict…
A new report from the American Library Association shows that attempts to ban books in the U.S. surged last year to the highest level since the group began tracking book challenges 20 years ago. According to the study, most of…
With the Grammys set to take place Sunday night, the artist Yola is in the running this year in two categories, including "Best American Roots Song" and "Best Americana Album." Jeffrey Brown went to see why the musician has chosen…
One of the most moving moments from Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was the award for best supporting actor to Troy Kotsur, making him the first male deaf actor to win an Oscar Award. The film he appeared in, “CODA,” was also…
Ripple effects continued Monday after some unscripted drama at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, as actor Will Smith struck presenter Chris Rock on stage. But there are also many other highlights to explore. Jeffrey Brown reports for our arts and…
The theater in Mariupol that was reduced to rubble when it was bombed by Russian forces Wednesday is just one example of the risk the war poses to Ukraine's important cultural sites. Memorials, museums and churches, all places that speak…
The National Book Critics Circle is presenting the Black poetry group "Cave Canem” with the inaugural Toni Morrison Achievement Award, saying “no institution has played such a definitive role in shaping the poetry of the 21st century.” For our CANVAS…
Advocates are sounding the alarm about a set of measures that they say target teaching and writing related to LGBTQ issues, race and freedom of speech. Around the country, efforts to ban specific books or even whole categories of books…
Artists, entertainers, performers and others around the world are finding ways to show their solidarity with Ukrainians during this time of crisis. The efforts range from singing to light displays to prayer and beyond. Jeffrey Brown has a look for…
NewsHour profiled former Rep. Gabby Giffords' journey to "retrain her brain" after she was shot in 2011. Part of her routine includes playing her childhood instrument, the French horn. That piece caught the eye of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who then…
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