Ann Mullen


Communications Director

Ann joined the ACLU of Michigan as Communications Director in 2017, after serving more than two decades as an investigative journalist in both print and broadcast news. She began her career at the Detroit Metro Times, where she worked for more than seven years covering city politics, policing and neighborhood issues. Although she won numerous awards for her reporting, she is particularly proud of her investigative work about a wrongful murder conviction of a Detroit teen, who eventually was freed from prison, in part, because of her reports.

She then went to work for Channel 7 / WXYZ-TV in Detroit as Executive Producer of the investigative team, which earned many awards, including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the highest honor in broadcast journalism. She later served as Managing Editor of the newsroom for three years. Ann also was a paralegal for a private civil rights employment discrimination law firm, as well as a neighborhood legal service agency, advocating for her clients to receive public services.