Fellows & Editors


Ann Kim

Fellows Fall 2011
Freelance journalist

Ann S. Kim is a freelance journalist working in both video and radio.  She began her career at WGBH, where she worked on a variety of national programs for PBS. Kim served as associate producer for multi-part series including Frontline’s “The Age of AIDS” and “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick,” both recognized with the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. She has directed/produced segments for MyType2, a PBS website for teenagers living with type 2 diabetes, Nova ScienceNOW, and others. Outside of health reporting, Ann was part of the team that launched the Emmy-nominated series Postcards From Buster, a hybrid documentary and animated series for PBSKids. Her report from North Korea was broadcast on The World (PRI/BBC) and selected as Best Radio Story (unlimited subject matter) by the Asian American Journalists Association in 2008.  Kim is co-editor of Global Values 101, a collection of interviews with various thinkers addressing issues of globalization.  She is currently directing MATCH+, a feature documentary about the growing movement for HIV-positive matchmaking in India. Kim holds a BA in anthropology and religion from Harvard University, and is a past participant of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy and Sundance Documentary Creative Producing Lab. Originally from California, she is currently based in Boston.

Follow a live feed of her tweets, videos, and reports from Botswana.

Post-IRP Stories


  • Botswana’s Infant Circumcision Campaign

    The southern African nation of Botswana, like its neighbor Zimbabwe, is promoting male circumcision as a way to combat the spread of HIV. Botswana is not only encouraging men to be circumcised;...

  • Talking to Strangers about Circumcision

    Ann S. Kim reported from Botswana on infant circumcision as a spring 2011 IRP Fellow. In this video, she addresses the advantages and disadvantages to reporting as a foreign female journalist. Joining her...

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