Anna Massoglia is a researcher, editor, and writer based in Washington, D.C. As the editorial and investigations manager at OpenSecrets, she studies foreign influence, digital and political ads, and is responsible for OpenSecrets’ Dark Money data. Anna first joined the Center for Responsive Politics in September 2015 and rejoined in June 2018 to help launch Foreign Lobby Watch.
Anna is trained as a lawyer, earning her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia School of Law in 2015. She graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University, where she earned a degree in political science with a concentration in American politics and a degree in psychology with honors.
In February 2019, Anna started an appointment by the U.S. Treasury Department to be an alternate member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that listens to taxpayer complaints, identifies key issues and makes recommendations for improving IRS services. TAP reports annually to the secretary of the treasury, the IRS commissioner and the national taxpayer advocate. The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS that helps resolve taxpayer problems and makes administrative and legislative recommendations to mitigate systemic problems, provides oversight of the panel.
Anna previously worked as a research analyst and editor at Bloomberg Tax. She wrote and edited articles, white papers and other expert content for Bloomberg BNA’s International Payroll Decision Support Network publications.
From 2013 to 2015, Anna completed an extended placement with the U.S. State Department Student Foreign Service program, where she developed the social media strategy of the Bureau of Energy Resources Public Policy and Diplomacy Division. Anna has held additional roles with the D.C. Superior Court Senior Judge’s Chambers, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Voting Rights Project, the D.C. Council Committee on Government Operations, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Sunlight Foundation. She has also worked as an independent consultant for a variety of political groups, high-profile individuals, nonprofits and other organizations in the private sector.
Anna was one of 200 participants invited by the White House to contribute ideas and opinions at the United State of Young Women Forum in support of the 2016 United State of Women Summit.
Anna’s work has been featured in major publications in the U.S. and abroad. She has also been interviewed by and quoted in various broadcast and print media, including NPR, BBC, CNN, CBS News, Voice of America and C-SPAN. Her most recent articles can be found here and OpenSecrets.