Anne Farris is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is Washington correspondent for The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy — a research project of the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, it reports on the faith-based initiative begun in 2001 by President George W. Bush.
She previously worked for the national sections of The New York Times and The Washington Post. In addition, she was a general assignment reporter for The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Arkansas Gazette.
Ms. Farris is the author of the book "Test Pilot: Stanley H. Kaplan" (Simon & Schuster, 2001), which is about the founder of the Kaplan standardized testing company.
In addition to being a print journalist, Ms. Farris is a documentary film reporter for BBC/Current Affairs and other documentary film affiliates in London, England.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Rhodes College and a master’s degree in Government and Urban Affairs from St. Louis University.