Annie Russell

Weekend Producer/Reporter

Annie Russell is VPR's weekend producer/reporter. She has interned for NPR at Weekends on All Things Considered and for WNYC at On The Media.  She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is unveiling a first-of-its-kind early warning system for genocide.

The recently-named leader of Vermont's Department of Health Access has been making headlines this week in Rhode Island.

Courtesy MacArthur Foundation

Vermont poet Ellen Bryant Voight has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. The 72-year-old will receive what's informally called the "genius grant" including $625,000 to pursue her work with no strings attached.

A good workout can help boost your mood if you might be feeling a bit down.

Now, a new study out of the University of Vermont found regular exercise could help reduce the risk of suicide in students who are bullied.


Summer may be coming to an end, but you can hold onto a little bit of sunshine with the dreamy sounds of Vows, a Burlington and New Jersey-based duo.

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The leader of Vermont's Catholics has a key role in this week's Papal visit to the U.S.

Courtesy / Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund

A charity event on Saturday will mark a grim anniversary in Burlington.

Ten years ago, 31-year-old Laura Winterbottom was abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered in Burlington. Winterbottom, an bright young artist and teacher, was approached walking from a Church Street bar to her car on College street.

The senseless crime rattled the community. For some, it was an eye-opening reminder of the widespread cultural problem of sexual violence.

Taylor Dobbs Illustration/U.S. Peace Corps Logo

The University of Vermont produces many graduates who go on to join the Peace Corps.

UVM recently ranked seventh among top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, with 25 alumni currently serving worldwide.


As of Tuesday afternoon, Vermont's largest city has a new top cop. Brandon del Pozo was sworn in as Burlington's police chief earlier today.

Sometimes Vermont's sewage plants dump sewage into rivers and lakes. And they're allowed to. What's up with that?