Ann Simmons is a Washington Correspondent for TIME Magazine, covering American social policy. Prior to moving to Washington in February, 1994, Simmons worked for three years as a reporter in TIME's Moscow bureau.
Simmons, 30, distinguished herself in Moscow by reporting on the political turmoil in the capital, crime in Vladivostock and the plight of Armenians struggling to survive the winter with little food or fuel.
Prior to joinging TIME, Simmons worked as a reporter for two years for the Miami Herald and spent a year reporting for two British newspapers, the Carribbean Times and the Voice. She earned a double B.A., with honors, in Russian and Norwegian, at the University of East Anglia and a M.S.C. in journalism at Columbia University. She continued her study of language studies at Oslo University and the Pushkin Institute in Moscow.
Simmons was born in London to Greandian parents and is known for her strong-to-the-hoop pickup basketball games (she stands over six feet tall).