About Me & Media Bio:

Media bio:

Ann Van Hine lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on 9-11. She has spoken to school groups about experiencing personal loss amid a national tragedy, led walking tours of the National 9/11 Memorial, and addressed the European Parliament. Her story will be included in a Netflix Documentary – Turning Point 9/11. Her book Pieces Falling: navigating 9/11 with faith, family and the FDNY will be published this summer.

About Me:

I am a mom of grown daughters, widow of a FDNY firefighter, retired small business owner, volunteer docent, children’s ministries worker, friend, avid reader, published writer, event speaker and breast cancer survivor.  In 2015 I got a new title – Mom-mom. On long car rides, I like to drink coffee, eat sour patch kids and listen to podcasts or audio books.

Wife 1980 -2001

FDNY Sept 11 widow

Mom of 2 grown daughters

Mom-mom to 3 grandkids.


Started own business in 1975 – New School of Dance Arts


Retired from that same business 2011


Breast cancer survivor


Children’s Ministries Director for Metro NY District Church of the Nazarene 1996 – 2015


Leadership roles in local church since 1980 to 2015


Docent at the 9-11 Tribute Museum in Manhattan since 2006


Leads tours for 9-11 Tribute Museum on the National September 11 Memorial since 2011


Speaks to school groups at Tribute Museum


Member of Performing Tribute since 2008

Passion for “telling the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of our Lord and Savior”

I have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Newsweek. My story appears in The Trees: Growing a Forest at Ground Zero.