Fluent in Russian and an expert on the Soviet Union, Anne Garrels is equally adept at political and economic coverage as she is with feature stories about cultural curiosities. She is as insightful about hunters in Siberia as she is about the war in Chechnya. Garrels' reporting is full of history, context, analysis and humor combined with the skillful use of natural sound as she covers 11 time zones and many more ethnic groups. Especially in her ability to find individual characters to personalize her stories, Garrels' journalism represents the best of NPR's international coverage.
The Silver Baton was accepted by Anne Garrels.