Anita Huslin is a former journalist who has worked in New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. for The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The New York Times, the Associated Press, CBS Radio and NBC TV.
She was a Pulitzer finalist for breaking news reporting at The Post and organized NPR’s first-response coverage of such events as the U.S consulate attack in Benghazi, a mass public shooting in Aurora, Colorado, an Egyptian military coup d’etat during the Arab Spring and other breaking news. At the height of the financial crisis, she left journalism to become a corporate investigator, focusing on identifying and interviewing sources knowledgeable about ratings agencies and insurers’ roles in the rise and fall of complex asset-backed securities. She has also investigated a global mineral extraction company with ties to the U.S. intelligence community, a U.S. contractor involved in the UN oil-for-food scandal, and military contract fraud in Iraq.
Anita has a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and an MFA from Goucher College. She has taught graduate-level nonfiction narrative at the University of Montana and serves on the board of Thinking its Presence, a national summit of poets, writers, multi-disciplinary artists and educators focused on the dynamics of race and culture, and the advisory board of RiverShe, a small independent press dedicated to publishing the work of indigenous, black, Latinx and LGBTQ artists. She is also an advisor for a Montana-based not-for-profit research organization focused on improving the lives of black, indigenous and people of color communities.