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Award-winning journalist, 
presenter, and multimedia producer

Hey! I'm Anna.

I am a video producer, science presenter and journalist. Most recently, I was the senior video producer at ABC's FiveThirtyEight, and the host of PODCAST-19: FiveThirtyEight on the Novel Coronavirus. Previously, I was the on-air science host for The Washington Post, where I launched The Post's family-friendly variety show Science Magic Show Hooray! on Amazon Prime. I am also the creator, host and animator of the popular YouTube channel Gross Science for NOVA and PBS Digital Studios, which is shown in classrooms and museums around the globe.

Content Strategy  Reporting 
Multimedia Production 

Video Editing   Animating

Directing    Social Media 

Science Journalism  YouTube

I bring enthusiasm, knowledge, passion, and curiosity to every story

Want to know more about me? I've won multiple awards for my work, including two American Academy for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Awards—the most prestigious award for science journalism in the country. My videos were recognized in the Children’s Science News category in 2018 and 2016 for the way they spoke to the young and young at heart. I've also won two American Institute of Physics science communication awards. I am an adept interviewer, and have moderated high-profile discussions with thought leaders from NASA astronauts to silicon valley futurists. I have a master's degree in science journalism from New York University, and a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University. I have given talks about multimedia production, YouTube, and science journalism around the world, at events from VidCon to TEDxMidAtlantic. Want to chat about digital media, content strategy, or the latest scientific research? Please get in touch.

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Are There Dead Wasps In Figs? | Gross Science

Are There Dead Wasps In Figs? | Gross Science

Figs aren't exactly fruits...but that's not the only bizarre thing about them. Discover the gross world of figs! Subscribe to Gross Science! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more gross info?↓ Great 1977 paper by J. Galil on Fig Biology: More on the type of pollination that happens in common figs: -- Host, Writer, Animator, Editor Anna Rothschild Camera, Production Help Julia Davis Illustration of Fig Cross-Section Eliza Lehner Chasing Tails Music Provided by APM Special thanks to Dr. Allen Herre GROSS FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2016 Fig Wasps Gregory Dimijian/Science Photo Library Ceratosolen capensis op Ficus sur, Jan Celliers Park, a Wikimedia Commons/JMK 2004-03-27-Chimpanzee-eatin Wikimedia Commons/Drrobert Great hornbill eating fig Wikimedia Commons/Lip kee Lineated Barbet- Eating Goolar fig (Ficus racemosa)-Kolkata IMG 5810 Wikimedia Commons/J.M.Garg Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) eaeting figs (17277655481) Wikimedia Commons/Bernard DUPONT LA FRUTERA (SNYDERS) Wikimedia Commons/Frans Snyders Common fig - Ficus carica - Incir 2 Wikimedia Commons/Zeynel Cebeci Mercury fig leaf Wikimedia Commons/Sputnikcccp Jerusalem Machne Yehuda Market (8118463247) Wikimedia Commons/StateofIsrael Ficus carica 1.1R Wikimedia Commons/Rob Hille GROSS SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Flying Mosquito Freesound/zywx Bubbles Popping Freesound/ch0cchi Squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Jelly Mangling On Plate Freesound/lolamadeus Gross Science is produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios
Sea Cucumber Evisceration

Sea Cucumber Evisceration

Sea cucumbers can eviscerate themselves, shooting their internal organs through either their head or their butt. Subscribe! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more info?↓ Echinoblog posts on evisceration, regeneration, and Cuvierian tubules-a must read: Evisceration and Regeneration: Cuvierian Tubules: Credits: Host, Writer, Animator, Editor Anna Rothschild DP, Sound, Intern Extraordinaire Elizabeth Gillis Videos of Sea Cucumber Evisceration Courtesy Jose Garcia-Arraras Special Thanks to Jose Garcia-Arraras Music Provided by APM Images Euapta godeffroyi1 Wikimedia Commons/François Michonneau Soldier with Prosthetic Limb at the Personnel Recovery Centre in Edinburgh MOD 45152288 Wikimedia Commons/Sgt Ian Forsyth RLC Thelenota ananas Wikimedia Common/Leonard Low from Australia Treasure chest candycane sea cucumber 2 Wikimedia Commons/q phia Tubes de Cuvier émis par Holothuria pervicax Wikimedia Commons/Philippe Bourjon Vert7 (10818457336) Wikimedia Commons/University of Liverpool Faculty of Health from Liverpool, United Kingdom SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Bubbles Popping Freesound/Ch0cchi Swish_unwrap_fast Freesound/goldendiaphragm Wink Freesound/bennychico11 Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder made me feel like a monster | Throwback Thursday

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder made me feel like a monster | Throwback Thursday

On her fourteenth birthday, Lindsey watched a Lifetime movie about a woman who murders her husband. While watching, she felt something inside her shift. Her mind was in overdrive: What if I could kill somebody? What if I lose control? For months, these thoughts circled in her head. Was she really a monster or was it something else? Lindsey is a hair stylist, model and OCD advocate. She lives in Houston, TX. “Throwback Thursday” is a series from the Washington Post that explores the truth that lives beneath our childhood memories. In this docuseries, adults take a look back at their younger years. What begins as a trip down memory lane, ends in a heart-opening examination of what was really going on behind the trapper keepers and the bubble yum. New episodes launch every Thursday in April 2020. To watch more episodes of "Throwback Thursday" on youtube: Follow "Throwback Thursday" on instagram for exclusive behind the scenes content: SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: Follow us: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:

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