Annie Russell is a radio journalist living in Burlington, Vermont. She is currently working as a reporter/producer at Vermont Public Radio. She writes newscasts, reports stories and serves as a substitute segment host. She’s produced live and pre-recorded broadcasts and has worked on both breaking news and feature stories.
She was previously at NPR’s Weekends on All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she focused in radio.
In past lives she has been a freelance podcast producer, live sound engineer, music writer, sound editor for music video, social worker, music director, and video store clerk. She’s interned or volunteered with WNYC, WBAI and WFMU’s Free Music Archive.
She performs stand-up comedy all over New England. She was a finalist in Vermont Comedy Club’s contest for ‘Vermont’s Funniest Comedian’ in both 2014 and 2015. She was a 2015 finalist for Seven Days’ ‘Best Stand-Up Comic,’ a reader’s choice award.
She is a board member and volunteer with Girls Rock Vermont, an organization that empowers young girls and women through music. She’s also volunteered with Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. She plays bass.
Her email address is annie.m.russell [at] gmail.com and/or arussell [at] vpr.net