Annie Russell is a radio journalist living in Burlington, Vermont. She is currently working as deputy news director at Vermont Public Radio. She assigns and edits stories, writes newscasts and produces interviews. She’s produced live and pre-recorded broadcasts and has worked on both breaking news and feature stories.
She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she focused on 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’s opened for Marc Maron on the “Too Real Tour” and regularly performs at Vermont Comedy Club. She’s been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Waking Windows Festival and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival. She was a 2015 and 2017 finalist for Seven Days’ ‘Best Stand-Up Comic,’ a reader’s choice award. She’s been a finalist for Vermont’s Funniest Comedian twice, and firmly believes that contests don’t matter.
Her email address is annie.m.russell [at] gmail.com