Annie Russell is WBEZ’s PM News Editor. She works with reporters to conceptualize their stories, supporting their work from the initial story pitch to the final product on-air and online. She joined WBEZ in January 2018. Annie was previously Vermont Public Radio’s Deputy News Director, where she shaped news coverage, supervised reporters and edited news stories. Annie held multiple titles at VPR, from All Things Considered Producer to Weekend Reporter/Producer.
Her work has been heard on NPR, Marketplace and Innovation Hub, among others. Annie hosts “The Pub,” a podcast about public media, for Current.org. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Originally from New York, Annie lives in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood with her partner and their dog, Bowie.