Anna Therese Day is an award-winning independent reporter and social media researcher. Day was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of their 30 Under 30 in the Media Category for 2017. She is a 2016 Truman National Security Fellow, 2013 Fulbright Fellow, a 2012 United Nations Press Fellow, and was named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011. The Shorty Awards for Social Media recognized her as one of the Top 10 journalists of the Year at their 2013 and 2014 awards. She was named a national finalist for Running Start's Emerging Young Leader 2015 Awards and selected as one of Mic.com's #Mic50 Millennial Leaders 2015 list. In 2015, Day became a global brand ambassador for Skype's "The Things We Can Do" English-language campaign. Day is a regular contributor to The New York Times Women in the World.
On the ground in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Kiribati, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, South Sudan, and Turkey, her coverage focuses on American foreign policy, women’s issues, and youth organizing. Her work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera English, CBS, and numerous print outlets, translated into Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Spanish. View her Selected Works here.
Day regularly speaks to national security, women's and youth issues on US and international news channels. In 2013, she was selected for The Progressive Women's Voices Training by the Women's Media Center and is currently recognized as a foreign policy expert in their SheSource interview database. For interviews, contact Day here.
Day completed her first speaking tour, “Social Media and the Revolution: the Arab Spring and Beyond” in 2012. She was also popularly selected for widely publicized debates with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and President Barack Obama through Mic.com. Day is also known for her high-profile interviews with renowned politicians, activists, and celebrities, including Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman, feminist icon Eve Ensler, award-winning activist journalists Jeremy Scahill and Mona Eltahawy, and Oscar award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
Day is a founding board member of The Frontline Freelance Register, a representative body for freelance conflict journalists organized by freelance conflict journalists. In the field, Day works with award-winning photographers, including Virginie Nguyen Hoang, Gianluca Panella, and Andrew Stanbridge. You can follow her on the ground via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
In her free time, she enjoys producing political fiction in the form of short stories and musicals.