Anne Lang



Anne Lang, Freelance Journalist

Baton Rouge, Louisiana     printable version


1998-Present: Contract reporter for People magazine, published by Time Inc. Hundreds of bylines to date in assignment range that includes cover stories, celebrity, human interest, political, investigative, arts/entertainment, crime, medicine, disaster, education, family, business, etc. throughout the United States. Extensive experience in all areas of both solo and team reporting and writing, often under tight deadlines and filing from the road. Several of Lang’s exclusive national-print features in People have been picked up and aired on television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, Inside Edition and Hard Copy.

1989-Present (various time segments): Contributing editor/writer for Cowles Media Western Styles, a national magazine (no longer published) of upscale Southwestern culture, fashion, art, literature and music. Articles published in national magazines Exceptional Parent, Sports Traveler, The Lyre and People en español; regional magazines Texas Parks & Wildlife, Austin Monthly, Runner/Triathlete, The Good Life and Upscale Austin; regional newspapers Baton Rouge Advocate, New Orleans Advocate, Acadiana Advocate, Austin American-Statesman and Westlake Picayune. Researcher and interviewer for biography of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "The President's Counselor" (HarperCollins/NY; author Bill Minutaglio); and “Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (Greenleaf Book Group LLC; author Karen Purcell).

1989-Present (various time segments): Articles in national equine periodicals Daily Racing Form (former editorialist and news/features writer), Spur, Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked, Practical Horseman, Equus, Horse & Rider, USEF Equestrian, In Stride, Racing Times, Equestrian Life, The Blood-Horse, America's Horse, Thoroughbred Times, Dressage & CT, The Backstretch, Horsemen's Journal, Just About Horses; also regional Texas Thoroughbred, Louisiana Horse and Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse.

1982-1989: Editor of Texas Thoroughbred magazine, monthly four-color publication of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. During tenure, the magazine earned several American Horse Publications Awards in areas of general excellence, editorial and photography.

1975-1982 (various time segments):
Continuity Director/Copywriter: NBC affiliate KROC-Radio, Rochester, Minnesota.
Staff Writer/Photographer: Ingham County News, Mason, Michigan.
Reporter/Photographer: Numerous Michigan-based newspapers including Towne Courier, St. Joseph County NewsMichigan State News, Williamston County Enterprise and Ingham County Enterprise.
News Editor/Staff Writer: The Oracle, a Michigan State University student newspaper.

Education: Michigan State University, B.A. cum laude, Humanities with Journalism concentration, 1977. (Maiden name: Anne Wakeman)
National Luce Award Finalist: For contributing reporting on "Making Wedding Dreams Come True" (People magazine 6/24/13) in the Public Service category. The Luce Awards honor "editorial excellence in print and digital" at Time Inc. and American Express Publishing (see link).
National Writing Awards: Four first-place awards (2009, 1996, 1995, 1994) from American Horse Publications at the organization's annual convention, for features published in The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse & Rider and Western Styles magazines (see Award Winners link).
Regional Writing Award: Second place (2012) Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club for Magazine Article “The Unforgettable Crime,” Austin Monthly (see Award Winners link).
Celebrities Interviewed: Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Josh Duhamel, Robert Duvall, Zac Efron, Jodie Foster, James Franco, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tommy Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Josh Lucas, Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Conan O’Brien, Ellen Page, Dennis Quaid, Keanu Reeves, Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, Sissy Spacek, Sylvester Stallone, Billy Bob Thornton, Kristen Wiig, Luke and Owen Wilson, Elijah Wood, Renée Zellweger (and many more).


National Magazines: Exceptional Parent, Chronicle of the Horse, Practical Horseman, American Cowboy, The Blood-Horse, Spur, Thoroughbred Record, Derby, The Backstretch.
National Newspapers: Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Times, Racing Times.
State and Regional Magazines: Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Business, San Antonio Today, Texas Thoroughbred.
Regional Newspapers: Austin American-Statesman, Ingham County News, Towne Courier Inc.