Anne Avis

Anne has a special interest in local independent media around the world, its economic viability and role in building stronger societies. Formerly Chair of the Board of KQED Public Media, she now chairs KQED’s Campaign to raise funds for digital transformation, regional news, and media for education. She serves on the boards of Fund for Global Human Rights, Global Press Institute, Internews, MASS MoCA and recently returned to the KQED Board. She is a former trustee of the NPR Foundation. She is an informal advisor to the Irrawaddy News Group, based in Myanmar. Anne lives in Palo Alto CA with her husband Greg. They have three grown children. She was raised in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Williams College.