Journalist Ann Doss Helms Joins WFAEs Award-winning Newsroom
Published Thursday, September 12, 2019

Charlotte, N.C., (Sept. 12, 2019) – Journalist Ann Doss Helms has joined WFAE’s award-winning newsroom as the station’s education reporter. As soon as Helms started at the station, she and WFAE reporter Gwendolyn Glenn broke the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was removing one superintendent and hiring another.

“Ann brings to WFAE a wealth of knowledge and insight about one of the most important institutions in this community, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The contacts she’s built and the trust she’s earned, among parents and educators, for her meticulous education reporting make her an incredible resource to this community as area school systems grapple with growth, safety and performance,” said Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE’s chief content officer.

Helms comes to WFAE from The Charlotte Observer, where she was the education reporter for 16 years. While at The Observer, she was a regular contributor on the local news roundup on “Charlotte Talks.” Earlier this year, Helms produced a three-part series for WFAE called “Making the Grade.” It examined the challenges of the grading system used in North Carolina’s public schools. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a master’s in liberal arts from Winthrop University.  

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