Anna Daugherty

Austin, TX USA

Professional Experience

As a freelance writer with multimedia experience, I'm passionate about telling someone's story. My writing has been published online, in magazines and in newspapers. I've turned a simple blog post for one company into a four-page spread for print. I love humanitarian, cultural, and travel pieces. My writing style takes a simple story and makes it into something beautiful. I would love to do that for you. My other skills include photography, graphic design, editing, social media and videography. I'm a young freelancer with the technical skills to make a story work best whether online or in print. I recently graduated from one of the nation's best journalism schools at The University of Texas.


2 Years
3 Years
Social Media
1 Year


Entry Level
2 Years
2 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
2 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
1 Year
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Alcalde (10+), Community Impact Newspaper (10+), Austin Monthly (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Texas Travel Industry Association (6-10), The City of Austin Economic Development Department (3-5)

Other Work History

Staff reporter for Community Impact Newspaper

Technical Skills

Video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), photo editing (Adobe Photoshop), graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and InCopy), and website development through Wordpress.

Foreign Language Skills

Beginner Russian and Spanish

Computer Skills

Entire Microsoft Office Suite, Mac operating systems and Windows operating systems


Macbook Pro, mirrorless DSLR camera (Sony A6000) with accessories, audio recorder


Women Communicators of Austin



I conducted interviews with city officials and organization leaders to create this investigative piece about rising water rates. I wrote this front-page article and worked with a graphic designer to create the graphics.
I worked as reporter, writer and photographer on this business profile for Community Impact Newspaper. The restaurant owners say it increased restaurant traffic immediately after publication.
I spent an afternoon walking through his ranch as he told me his story. This online article featuring a philanthropic UT Longhorn rancher became a huge hit with hundreds of social media shares.
This article was originally intended to only be a blog post. However, after great online feedback, The Alcalde decided to make it into a four-page spread in their bimonthly print issue. The family of the man featured in the article says it perfectly captured his spirit.