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Bio (click to expand) As a staff reporter-turned-freelance journalist, Anna Pratt, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., has ventured into garbage houses, spent the night in a homeless shelter and witnessed a fistfight in a church basement, all for various stories. Her byline has appeared in the Star Tribune, The Line, the Southwest Journal, the Minnesota Independent and several suburban and community papers, web publications and broadcast media in the Twin Cities. Pratt is active with the Society of Professional Journalists' freelance community and she serves as the treasurer for the award-winning Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ.

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Ira Allen

Specializes in: Government, Sports, Medicine, Health/Wellness

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5807 Johnson Court
Bethesda, MD  
Phone: 301-530-5884
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Work has previously appeared: National Daily Newspaper, Daily Newspaper, Community Newspaper, Web Log

I am a longtime journalist who spent 18 years with the old United Press International, writing national broadcast copy, desking the Washington overnight shift, covering the Senate, national politics and, finally, the White House. I now write and edit on a variety of topics, including health, medicine, politics and sports. I have an extensive and successful background in media relations for health nonprofits, as well. At the Center for the Advancement of Health, where I was vice president for public affairs, I took a tiny organization and built it into a national and international presence as the voice of research into the effect of behavior on health. I turned a small press release operation into a well-regarded, highly credible news service that filled space in major newspaper health sections and on hundreds of Web sites. I created one newsletter that became a vehicle for the President's viewpoints on health and behavior, writing 81 monthly essays. I also was responsible for the content and editing of the Center's signature "Facts of Life" newsletter and created a pamphlet of media advice for researchers. I have also served as a congressional press secretary and have worked in public affairs for the National Association of Childrens' Hospitals and the University of Maryland Medical System.

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