WTOP News Announces New Afternoon Anchor

Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2023 – WTOP News today announced Anne Kramer as their new afternoon drive anchor alongside co-anchor Shawn Anderson. Anne Kramer and Shawn Anderson will now be gracing the airwaves together from 2-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, on WTOP.

Prior to joining WTOP 1.5 years ago, Anne Kramer worked as a full-time anchor/reporter at WBAL Radio in Baltimore for 25 years, including anchoring AM Drive at the station. While there, Anne was honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for her investigative reporting on Baltimore’s 911 system. Anne has also been the recipient of multiple Chesapeake AP Awards and has served on the CAPBA Board of Directors.

“I am excited to be a full-time member of this legendary news station,” said Kramer. “I am looking forward to working alongside Shawn Anderson, with his years of experience, as we give listeners the most up-to-date and accurate information they need to make informed decisions as they go about their day.”

Julia Ziegler, WTOP’s Director of News and Programming, shared her thoughts on Anne joining 25-year veteran Shawn Anderson.

“From the day Anne started at WTOP, I have loved her passion for storytelling. Anne puts our listeners first and is always thinking about how she can help them understand what is going on in their worlds,” said Ziegler. “Our listeners are in great hands with Shawn and Anne each afternoon.”

You can listen to WTOP live on-air on 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM and 103.9 FM, or stream WTOP on our app and on WTOP.com.

About WTOP News

WTOP serves the Washington D.C. metro area 24/7 with top news, traffic and weather.  WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM and 103.9 FM. WTOP’s live stream and news content are also available on any device at WTOP.com, the WTOP app and on smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home.  WTOP and its partner organization, Federal News Network, are owned by Hubbard Radio, LLC. WTOP produces over a dozen podcasts including 22 Hours: An American Nightmare (winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award), Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America and Target USA.

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