Work Experience

January 2011 – present 

Red Bull Media House

Santa Monica, Calif.

Deputy Editor, The Red Bulletin

Writer and editor for the fastest-growing men's magazine in the world, with a 2 million global circulation. 


September 1997 – present

Freelance Writer and Editor, anndonahue.com

 Los Angeles 

I am the author of UGLY BETTY: THE BOOK, the companion guide to the ABC television show, published by Hyperion and Melcher Media in April 2008. 

I contributed to ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: INTERVIEWS, published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2012.

On a freelance basis, my work also has been published by The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Gawker Media, The Orange County Register, AutoWeek and Video Business.
 


December 2007 – December 2010

Billboard Magazine

Los Angeles

Senior Editor

*I wrote and edited cover stories and features for the weekly business magazine.

*I reported breaking news on music in TV and film for our consumer site, Billboard.com, and our subscription site, Billboard.biz. I conduct both print and video interviews, as well as Twittering daily about the industry.

*I am the manager of the Los Angeles editorial office, overseeing hiring, budgets, expenses and performance reviews for the bureau. I organize the magazine's coverage of the Grammys for both print and online.

*I program the keynotes and panels for the Billboard Film/TV Music conference in Los Angeles and the Billboard Music & Advertising conferences in Chicago and New York. 

*Finally, I am the west coast media representative for the Billboard brand, with appearances on outlets including: The Today Show, BBC, ABC, Fox, E!, the TV Guide Channel, NPR, CBS Radio, the New York Post and Newsday.


January 2005 – March 2007 

Premiere Magazine

Los Angeles

News Editor

As News Editor, I was responsible for assignment of stories, illustrations and photographs for the front-of-the-book section. I managed an international team of freelance writers, including contracts, invoices and expense accounts. In addition, I wrote movie features for the magazine and news stories for Premiere.com.


January 2000 – January 2005

Variety

Los Angeles

Senior Section Editor

 I was responsible for story selection, editing, graphics, layout and design of TV coverage in Variety. I also wrote TV reviews.

 

Education

MSJ, BSJ Northwestern University

Major: Journalism, with a concentration in reporting and writing, an additional secondary major of social psychology and a minor in political science