Anna Staver
Email: Anna.Staver@patch.com Phone: 410-207-2081 Hometown: New York, NY Birthday: Nov. 3
Bio I’ve been a story teller all my life, which was probably a sign that I was meant to be a journalist. When I was little I would hold my parents captive and make them listen while I recounted every detail about a friend’s house when I returned home from a play date. I graduated from Kent State University this May with a bachelors in news journalism.  During my college experience, I worked for WKSU, a regional NPR station in northeast Ohio. I also spent a semester as a politics intern with the Huffington Post in Washington D.C. In my spare time I love to snowboard, hike, bike, read and run. I am training for a 10k now, and I hope to run a half marathon by the end of the year. If you know of any good running trails around Annapolis email me! I also have a weakness for shoes and nail polish. I own entirely too much of both.   Your Beliefs At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. This disclosure is not a license for you to inject your beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that your beliefs are on the record will cause you to be ever mindful to write, report and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you ever see evidence that we failed in this mission, please let us know.   Politics  How would you describe your political beliefs? My political beliefs lean left of center. I would say that I could fall into the blue-dog Democrat category because fiscally I lean towards the conservative side, but I lean more liberal on social issues. I will say that I’m always open to the idea that my beliefs are wrong, and I love engaging in political discussion and debate. I think an important part of listening is being open to the ideas of others.  Are you registered with a certain party? I’m registered as an independent.   Religion How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious) I would say that I am certainly spiritual, and I believe in a higher power. I go to church, but not on any kind of regular basis.    Local Hot-Button Issues What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? Where do you stand on each of these issues? I just moved to the area, and I am looking forward to learning about what issues are important to Annapolis. While I’m discovering the city please feel free to email me with any suggestions for coverage.
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Anna Staver posted in Top News November 26, 2013 at 08:46 am