Amy Walters

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Amy Walters is a radio journalist.[2]

After graduating from Earlham College with a Bachelor's degree in English, Walters joined NPR's Middle East Bureau in Jerusalem. In 2000 she joined the staff of Morning Edition in Washington, DC, but soon left the show to work on NPR's All Things Considered where she contributed to NPR's award-winning coverage of September 11th.

In 2003 Walters moved to Los Angeles where she now works as a field producer for the network. She produced NPR's coverage of the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's election, award-winning coverage of California's prison system, and the death of pop legend Michael Jackson.

Walters has worked at NPR's Baghdad Bureau and produced much of NPR's post-Katrina coverage in New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.

Much of her work has been with NPR's Award winning Crime and Punishment Correspondent, Laura Sullivan.[3] Their series, The Sexual Abuse of Native American Women, was honored with the DART Award for Excellence in coverage of Trauma,[4] the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting[5] and a 2009 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.[6]

The Sullivan-Walters team continued their award winning streak in 2009. Their 3 part series on a crime and its punishment at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola Louisiana [1] received The Peabody Award [2] and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Journalism [3].