Annie Russell was VPR's Deputy News Director. She came to VPR from NPR's Weekends on All Things Considered and WNYC's On The Media. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School.
At StoryCorps, Shantay Davies-Balch and Sabrina Beavers talk about the prevalence of premature births among Black mothers. "Why aren't these normal conversations?" Beavers asked.