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1997: Ann K. Cooper

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Ann Cooper (1971) reported for several newspapers and magazines before joining National Public Radio (NPR). Cooper was NPR’s first Moscow bureau chief, where she covered the final years of Soviet communism. Afterward, she was bureau chief in Johannesburg, and later covered the United Nations for NPR. Cooper served as executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists for eight years, and then became director of the broadcast concentration at Columbia University.