Anna Weggel

Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.

Recent Posts


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The debate over same-sex marriage: What if it were your kid?

In order to start a civil discussion about same-sex marriage in America, we asked people from our Public Insight Network to tell us the stories behind their thoughts on the matter AND to give us questions they’d ask people who think differently about the issue than they do. This question from Jennifer in St. Paul,... Read more »

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PINcast: Episode 2!

Today I bring you episode two of PINcast, the podcast in which we highlight noteworthy stories created by journalists working with the Public Insight Network. This week we take a look at a series about Minnesota “outsiders” from Minnesota Public Radio, a new Tumblr blog from Oregon Public Broadcasting featuring stories about race and identity,... Read more »

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Introducing the PINcast

Welcome to the pilot episode of the new PIN podcast!  We’re calling it the PINcastand this is Episode 1. My name is Anna Weggel, and I’m a public insight analyst for American Public Media. That means I divide my time between training and mentoring our partner stations across the country, and producing fascinating content from the... Read more »