Annie Russell is a news editor at WBEZ in Chicago and host of The Pub, a podcast about public media for Current.org. She is an experienced public radio editor, reporter and producer. She’s produced live and pre-recorded public radio broadcasts and has worked on both breaking news and feature stories.

She was previously deputy news director at Vermont Public Radio. In past lives she’s worked as a freelance podcast producer, live sound engineer, music writer, social worker, music director, and video store clerk.

She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. She was a recipient of AIR’s 2017 Better Edit Fellowship.

She performs stand-up comedy all over the U.S. She’s opened for Marc Maron on the “Too Real Tour” and Al Madrigal at the University of Vermont. 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.

Her email address is annie@annierussell.org.