Annika Tomlin

Annika Tomlin

News Photographer, Phoenix

Annika Tomlin is an undergraduate student at the Cronkite School of Journalism majoring in journalism with a minor in communication.

Latest from Annika Tomlin

Prescription for nature: Grant aims to boost patient health through park time

PHOENIX – A new initiative encourages Arizona health care providers to “prescribe” park time for patients. It’s part of a larger effort to get people out and about to help battle mental and physical problems.


Farm-to-school programs revitalize health in nutritionally underserved communities

MESA – Latino communities have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, in part because of food deserts and the abundance of unhealthy food choices. To find a lasting solution, an elementary school in Mesa is teaching children about nutrition and agriculture through gardening.


Protesters demand end to Phoenix police crime-suppression sweeps on light rail

PHOENIX – The nonprofit group LUCHA gathered in front of Phoenix Valley Metro headquarters in downtown Phoenix to demand it stop working with the Phoenix Police Department.


Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player

PHOENIX – With 52 weeks left before the presidential election, is Arizona a red state or a blue state?


Periods get political: Arizonans rally to demand end to ‘tampon tax’

PHOENIX – Amid a growing push for “menstrual equity,” dozens of activists from across Arizona convened for the first National Period Day protest to call for an end to taxation of menstrual products and more widespread availability of items to help those who can’t afford them.


New Fry’s grocery store ends food desert for downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX - A new Fry’s Food and Drug will open in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, the first grocery store in an urban area dotted with new businesses and housing.


Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide

WHITERIVER – Native Americans have the highest suicide rates in the U.S., and youth are especially affected. Both on reservations and in cities, efforts are underway to build resilience and break the taboo of talking about mental health.


‘Stop the Madness’ GOP rally criticizes AZ Dems for backing impeachment inquiry

CASA GRANDE – Arizona Republicans opposed to an impeachment inquiry into President Trump on Tuesday


‘We have to live with it’: Students demand climate action today to ensure a greener tomorrow

PHOENIX – With the U.N. climate summit Monday, thousands of people around the world took part in a global climate strike. And students played a major role.


Children with a parent behind bars face deeper struggles with mental health

PHOENIX – A new study finds that children with an incarcerated parent are more prone to mental health struggles as kids and adults.