January 2020

Homelessness has been a huge topic and concern in Salem for the last year or so. A camping ban, combined with sidewalk cleanings and the annual Point-in-Time homeless count brought me to telling the story of the Salem homeless community a lot in January.


December 2019

The In-N-Out opening in Keizer was a big deal. We covered the preparations for months and had six journalists on site at 6 a.m. on opening day. I didn’t shoot every clip in this video, but I put it all together for the Statesman Journal team.


November 2019


October 2019

Stacey Smith spends two months decorating her already black and orange Salem home for Halloween. She creates a haunted house experience for kids, complete with candy. You can see the Statesman Journal video here.


September 2019

Here is the video on StatesmanJournal.com.



July 2019

July was dominated by wildfire. First, I spent time in Riggins, Idaho to report on the risk of wildfire in the small community. It was part of a larger USA Today Network project. Then I covered the impact of the Milepost 97 Fire in southern Oregon.


June 2019

Sikh Parade at StatesmanJournal.com


May 2019

I tried something a little different for the Awesome 3000 this year. By my count, there are 342 individual kids in this video. I’m happy that it turned out so fun and light, even with all the people involved. For more from the Statesman Journal’s coverage of the Awesome 3000, go here.


April 2019

Tents and other belongings are under water at a homeless camp as Wallace Marine Park floods near the Willamette River in West Salem on April 9, 2019. See it on the Statesman Journal.


March 2019

This story is incredibly heartbreaking, but incredibly important. I cried during the interview and again while editing the video. Thank you Ginger for being so strong and open with us during your family’s tragedy.

“What I want the most is to raise awareness so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

You can read the whole story here.



February 2019


January 2019


November 2018

This is a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time. So glad we got the chance now. The Statesman Journal has the full story.



September 2018


August 2018


August brought a large installment of homeless stories from the Statesman Journal. I was able to shoot photos and video for all of the three main segments (here, here and here). I think as a newsroom we are gaining the trust of homeless advocates and those they help in Salem. It seems like we are getting a lot more open and vulnerable interviews and visuals the longer we work on stories of homelessness in our community. It is a wonderful feeling. August, of course, also means the fair and back-to-school. Also, I included a couple of shots from our vacation to Crater Lake National Park.


July 2018


June 2018

Jack Schumacher, at age 14, died of a rare bone cancer and was possibly another victim of a West Salem osteosarcoma cluster. ANNA REED / Statesman Journal


May 2018


April 2018


March 2018

March was a great month. The Statesman Journal published some meaningful stories surrounding sexual abuse at a local church and families facing homelessness. It was so nice to feel like we are doing real watchdog journalism. Riding in a fire engine ladder and getting splattered with neon paint was just a fun bonus.


February 2018


January 2018

January was busy, but really fun. I was able to focus on some more significant stories. The first female national commander of the American Legion visited Oregon and I spent almost a full day with her as she visited the Capitol and an all-female post. The Womxn’s March again drew thousands, despite the rain. And January was the start to the Statesman Journal’s big push to focus on stories of homelessness this year. On the day of the annual Point-in-Time homeless count, we sent out 12 reporters and photographers. We met with people experiencing homelessness, as well as advocates and volunteers. We hope to do many more stories, and more in-depth stories, this coming year on all issues surrounding homelessness.


December 2017