Annette John-Hall is the WHYY reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public media initiative focused on the problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions.

Before coming to WHYY, Annette was an award-winning metro columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she sat down with President Obama, asked Allen Iverson about his cornrows, and ate sweet potato pie with civil rights icon John Lewis.

She also helped build a writing program in West Philadelphia and promoted accessible higher education at the Community College of Philadelphia before returning to journalism in 2017.

Annette holds a journalism degree from San Francisco State University and is a native of Berkeley, Calif., where protest is encouraged but not mandatory.