Anne Garrels began her career in journalism at ABC News, covering the Soviet Union, Central America, and the State Department before moving to NBC. Since 1988, she has been a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, reporting from Russia and the other former Soviet republics, China, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, the West Bank, and, most recently, Iraq. A fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 1996-97, Garrels has received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award, and her work in Baghdad has been recognized with the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award and Inter-Action award for Excellence in International Reporting. She is on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Garrels is the recipient of the George Polk Award for Radio Reporting "in recognition of her outstanding coverage of the war in Iraq."When she is not covering the world's hot spots, Garrels lives in Connecticut with her husband, the artist Vint Lawrence, and a menagerie that at last count included three dogs and three cats.