Senior Editorial Director
New York, New York
University of Kansas
Technology, small business, financial literacy
- Senior editorial director of Investopedia.
- Former editorial director of business.com, Business News Daily, and Tom's IT Pro.
- Former managing editor of Tom's Guide and Laptopmag.com.
Anna Attkisson has spent 24 years dedicated to crafting helpful and actionable content around highly complex subjects, including financial literacy, small business management, and technology. In 2020, she joined Investopedia to oversee content strategy and operations.
Anna's career and experience have crossed sectors, mediums, and topic areas. In 2007, she was hired as the managing editor at Laptop Magazine, where she developed and executed on educational content plans and product reviews of consumer technology. She spent several years at the Time Inc. Content Solutions (now The Foundry at Dotdash Meredith) working across various loyalty and brand publications for companies such as American Express, Ford, Navy Federal Credit Union, the National Parks Foundation, Ceasars, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, and the Humane Society.
Since then, she has worked in leadership positions at various digital publishing companies, applying her creativity, team-building skills, and data-driven approach to grow brand awareness, revenue, and traffic. Throughout her career, she has navigated rapidly changing business environments with flexibility and by restructuring teams and evolving processes. Anna began her career as an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) intern at American Homestyle & Gardening magazine. At Business.com, she fostered a thriving community of small business experts and contributors. And her work has appeared in Child Magazine, Tom's Guide, Tom's IT Pro, and BusinessNewsDaily.
Bachelor of Science from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas in 1999. There she served as a columnist at The Daily Kansan newspaper, the editor-in-chief of The Kiosk campus literary magazine, and the Jayhawk Journalist alumni magazine editor-in-chief.