WUSA Anita Brikman bio

Research and Hope Award Emcee Anita Brikman

WUSA Anchor Anita Brikman

Ms. Anita Brikman spearheads WUSA9’s health coverage, including daily “Health Alerts” and in-depth reports on breaking medical news, as well as research and clinical advances.

She is actively involved with health and wellness-related organizations including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Heart Association.  She and her family moved to the Washington, DC area in 2008, and are thrilled to call the nation’s capital home. 

Previously, Anita spent many years at the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, where she began working in 1994 as the featured medical reporter.  Among her most memorable assignments, Anita traveled to Indonesia following the disastrous tsunami to chronicle a medical relief mission by American physicians. She has also presented her medical reports on Good Morning America and ABC News NOW.

Ms. Brikman graduated with honors from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications.  She is married and the mother of three very active children.  In her free time, Anita enjoys distance running, and ran the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time in 2010.


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WUSA*9 is part of Gannett Co., Inc., a leading international news and information company that publishes 101 daily newspapers in the US, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest selling daily newspaper.  The company also owns more than 750 non-daily publications in the US, and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine.   Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States, and is an internet leader with its TV stations and newspaper websites, including USA TODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the web.  

The one constant throughout W*USA 9's 55-plus years of history in Washington has been WUSA’s commitment to serve the local community. One way WUSA 9 serves our local community is through regular health reporting.  WUSA 9 is currently working with FORCE – Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered on a campaign to raise awareness of the hereditary risk of breast cancer.  WUSA has also launched an Affordable Health Care education campaign to inform viewers of the expected changes in healthcare in the months ahead.  WUSA 9 also supports the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, the American Heart Association, and other organizations through our comprehensive media partnerships.

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