• Editorial director of Investopedia.
  • Former editorial director of business.com, Business News Daily, and Tom's IT Pro, and former managing editor of Tom's Guide and Laptopmag.com.
  • Anna has covered stories ranging from a review of the original Amazon Kindle to how the California Consumer Privacy Act affects small business.

Experience

Anna Attkisson has spent 20 years dedicated to crafting helpful and actionable content around highly complex subjects. In 2020, she joined Investopedia to oversee content strategy and operations. 

Anna began her career as an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) intern at American Homestyle & Gardening magazine. Since then, she has gone on to cover a vast range of topics from small business to finance. In 2007, she was hired as the managing editor at Laptop Magazine, where she developed and executed on editorial content plans around mobile technology. Since then, she has worked in leadership positions at various digital publishing companies, applying her creativity, team-building skills, and a data-driven approach to grow brand awareness, revenue, and traffic. Throughout her career, she has navigated through rapidly changing business environments with flexibility and by restructuring teams and evolving processes.  

Education

Bachelor of Science from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas in 1999.