Anne Strainchamps

Anne Strainchamps

Anne Strainchamps


Distinguished Scholar at Discovery, Wisconsin Public Radio

Years Active



Anne Strainchamps is the co-founder and an interviewer with “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” (TTBOOK), a Peabody Award-winning radio show, distributed by Public Radio International, produced at Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and aired nationally.

TTBOOK uses in-depth interviews, storytelling and sound-rich pieces to explore big ideas. Strainchamps is also the founder and executive producer of “Wisconsin Life,” WPR’s new radio essay series. She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for NPR’s “Weekend All Things Considered.” She was the first producer for NPR and WAMU’s “The Diane Rhem Show.” Her radio reports have been broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” She has served as WPR’s news director, and has been a columnist for Wisconsin Trails and Isthmus. Anne Strainchamps and Steve Paulson are married and have two children.