American Female Editors

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Tavi Gevinson
(American Actress, Writer and Founder of the Online Magazine 'Rookie')

Tavi Gevinson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tavi Gevinson is an American writer, actress, and magazine editor. Gevinson discusses topics such as feminism and pop culture through her works. The now-defunct online magazine Rookie, which focused on the problems faced by teenage girls, was founded by Tavi Gevinson who also served as its editor-in-chief. Gevinson has also appeared in popular TV series like Gossip Girl.

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Anna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)

Anna Roosevelt Halsted
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Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 1, 1975

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was an American writer and newspaper editor. The daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna played an important role during World War II, serving as her father's key advisor. After her marriage, Anna moved into the White House and served as First Lady of the USA as per her parents' request.

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Diana Vreeland
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)

Diana Vreeland
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Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22, 1989

Diana Vreeland was a French-American editor and columnist who worked for popular fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. From 1963 to 1971, she served as the editor-in-chief of Vogue. In 1964, she was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Diana Vreeland’s life and career inspired the 2011 documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

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Alison Tyler
(Author, Editor and Publisher of Contemporary Erotica)

Alison Tyler
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

Alison Tyler is the pen name of an American writer, editor, and publisher. The publisher of erotica, Tyler is credited with writing over 20 explicit novels. She has also edited over 60 erotic anthologies and is credited with founding her own publishing company called Pretty Things Press. Her work, which focuses on erotic themes, has been translated into many languages.

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Willow Bay
(Journalist)

Willow Bay
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Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Willow Bay is an American author, editor, television journalist, and former model. She has worked with popular TV networks like NBC, CNN, and ABC. She has also contributed to major sites like Huffington Post, where she served as a senior editor. She interviewed Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett as part of the site's Newsmaker series in collaboration with Yahoo! News.

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Bari Weiss
(Journalist)

Bari Weiss
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Birthdate: March 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Bari Weiss is an American editor and opinion writer. Weiss has worked for publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2019, she was honored with the prestigious National Jewish Book Award for her book How to Fight Anti-Semitism. Weiss is also the recipient of the Bastiat Prize, a journalism award presented by the Reason Foundation.

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Alex Wagner
(Television host and author)

Alex Wagner
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Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Hanya Yanagihara
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Birthdate: September 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Grace Mirabella
3
Birthdate: June 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

 10 
Anne Hearst
(Socialite who is a contributing editor of Town & Country magazine)

Anne Hearst
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Birthdate: July 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States of America

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Babe Paley
(Socialite)

Babe Paley
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Birthdate: July 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 6, 1978

 12 
Becky Quick
(Journalist)

Becky Quick
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Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States

Becky Quick is an American TV news presenter best known for co-anchoring CNBC's financial news shows On the Money and Squawk Box. Prior to working for CNBC, Quick worked for The Wall Street Journal where she played an important role in launching the publication's website in 1996. As part of her job, Quick has interviewed influential personalities including Bill Gates.

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Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)

Sarah Josepha Hale
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Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 30, 1879

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Mabel Loomis Todd
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Birthdate: November 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1932

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Sara Paretsky
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Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States

 16 
Emily Gould
(Writer, Essayist, Children's writer)

Emily Gould
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Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Silver Spring

 17 
Frances Lear
(Activist)

Frances Lear
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 1996

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Judith Jones
(Former writer, editor, best known for having rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile)

Judith Jones
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Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: August 2, 2017

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Jill Abramson
(American journalist)

Jill Abramson
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Birthdate: March 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York

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Charlotta Spears Bass
(Editor and activist)

Charlotta Spears Bass
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Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sumter, South Carolina
Died: April 12, 1969

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Meg Greenfield
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Birthdate: December 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 13, 1999

Alice Dunbar Nelson
2
Birthdate: July 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 18, 1935

 23 
Gloria Stavers
(Journalist)

Gloria Stavers
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Birthdate: October 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 1, 1983

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Carolyn Forché
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Birthdate: April 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 25 
Nan Kempner
(Socialite)

Nan Kempner
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Birthdate: July 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 3, 2005

Maryann Brandon
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD

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Elizabeth Peabody
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Birthdate: May 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 3, 1894

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Cissy Patterson
(Journalist)

Cissy Patterson
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Birthdate: November 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 24, 1948

 29 
Ana Castillo
(Novelist)

Ana Castillo
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Birthdate: June 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Judith Merril
(Fiction Writer)

Judith Merril
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Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 12, 1997

Sci-fi author Judith Josephine Grossman, better known by her pen-name, Judith Merril, is also known for editing several anthologies. After her father’s suicide, she was raised by her mother in the Bronx. That Only A Mother remains one of her best-known short stories and has been part of many anthologies.

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Jessie Redmon Fauset
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Birthdate: April 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camden County, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 30, 1961

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Elinor Wylie
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Birthdate: September 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16, 1928

Mary Jo Markey
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD

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Mary Mapes Dodge
2
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 21, 1905

 35 
Pauline Hopkins
(Novelist)

Pauline Hopkins
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Birthdate: 1859 AD
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: August 13, 1930

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Phoebe Palmer
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Birthdate: December 18, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 2, 1874

 37 
Judith Crist
(Film critic)

Judith Crist
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Birthdate: May 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 7, 2012

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis
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Birthdate: August 7, 1813
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bloomfield, New York, United States
Died: August 24, 1876

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Abigail Scott Duniway
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Birthdate: October 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Groveland, Illinois, United States
Died: October 11, 1915

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Kate Richards O'Hare
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Birthdate: March 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas, United States
Died: January 10, 1948

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Emmeline B. Wells
(Journalist)

Emmeline B. Wells
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Birthdate: February 29, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petersham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 25, 1921

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Anne Newport Royall
(Travel writer)

Anne Newport Royall
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Birthdate: June 11, 1769
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 1, 1854

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Barbara Epstein
(Editor and journalist)

Barbara Epstein
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Birthdate: August 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 16, 2006

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Hazel Brannon Smith
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Birthdate: February 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 1994

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Mary Louise Booth
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Birthdate: April 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yaphank, New York, United States
Died: March 5, 1889

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 1912

 47 
Kay Fanning
(Journalist)

Kay Fanning
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Birthdate: October 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: October 19, 2000

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Ann S. Stephens
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Birthdate: March 30, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seymour, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 20, 1886

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
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Birthdate: July 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 15, 1884

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Agnes Cunningham
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Birthdate: February 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Watonga, Oklahoma, United States
Died: June 27, 2004