Francesca D’Annunzio

Francesca D’Annunzio

Francesca D’Annunzio is a freelancer and investigative journalism graduate student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Previously, Francesca worked as an independent journalist in Texas, where her work was featured in The Dallas Morning News. She speaks Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic to varying degrees of fluency and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Hundreds gather in downtown Tempe to support Palestinian cause, protest Gaza siege

By: - October 16, 2023

Downtown Tempe was covered in a sea of black and white keffiyehs and Palestinian flags on Saturday night, while an estimated 1,500 people marched in protest of Israel’s bombings of the Gaza Strip and threatened invasion.  The rally, which began at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe, was peaceful and without incident. There was not […]

Mark Lamb hints at upcoming run for U.S. Senate at gun-rights rally

By: - February 20, 2023

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb said on Saturday at the Arizona Second Amendment Rally that he is on the verge of running for Senate in 2024.  “Guys, I have loved being the sheriff,” Lamb said. “But I’m seriously considering making a run at the U.S. Senate so I can go to Washington and protect these […]

Joe Arpaio lost four elections and his coveted county sheriff job — but not his lasting influence

By: - January 24, 2023

Street signs and a doormat posted outside former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office refer to him as “Sheriff Joe.” He hasn’t held the position in six years, but he still sometimes slips into the present tense. “I am the sheriff for this county,” Arpaio said in an October interview, before switching back to speaking […]