Digital Content Editor, Founder of Extra Special Media

Resides In

Los Angeles, CA


Yale University


  • 25+ years of experience as a digital content editor
  • Founder of Extra Special Media, a custom publishing company
  • Former editor in chief of ViVMag


Anne M. Russell is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles, currently working as the president of Extra Special Media. She was the former editor in chief of ViVMag, previously having served as editor in chief of Shape. Prior to that, she was the editorial director of Fox Television’s Health Network, where she oversaw the network’s website and on-air content.

Anne joined Fox after serving as interim editor in chief of Vegetarian Times. Before that, she started her own custom-publishing company, Extra Special Media, whose clients included Family Circle and Woman’s Day. She has also been the editor in chief of Living Fit, a sister publication of Shape, and was the technology editor at Working Woman.

Early in her career, Anne was the founding editor of two trade magazines: Photo District News and, later, Digital Creativity. She also has been the editorial director for a trade-publishing group serving the magazine industry, as well as a book editor for technical photo books.


Anne graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in English.