Anna Hecht - The Knot Contributor.

Anna Hecht

The Knot Contributor
  • As a freelancer, Anna writes articles for The Knot Worldwide.
  • A former New Yorker, Anna now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where she is the Deputy Managing Editor at a wellness startup.
  • In addition to writing for The Knot Worldwide, Anna has worked as an editor at CNN, a reporter for CNBC Make It, and has freelanced for many other well-established online publications.

Anna is a freelancer for The Knot Worldwide, where she writes wedding-themed articles with a range of topics. In the past, she covered news surrounding weddings, focusing on wedding budgets and costs — as a reporter for CNBC Make It.

Anna is also an e-Commerce expert. She started her career as an E-commerce editor for InStyle, a fashion magazine based in New York City. After that, she worked at CNN, where she was a founding member of CNN Underscored, CNN’s first-ever commerce initiative.

Today, Anna resides in Stockholm, Sweden, where she works as the Deputy Managing Editor at a wellness startup. Her editorial colleagues include a range of medical experts, journalists, doctors, and registered dietitians. Together, they make food science accessible for the everyday person with the goal of helping people around the world to improve their health.

In addition to weddings, fashion, and health, Anna’s interests include running, yoga, cooking, listening to podcasts, seeing live music, and traveling.

Experience

As a child, Anna dreamed of working in fashion magazines. After beginning her career at some of the most prestigious fashion publications in New York City, Anna transitioned into working with E-commerce before becoming a financial reporter and then a health editor.

To kickstart her career, Anna interned at People StyleWatch, InStyle, Fitness Magazine as part of the ASME Internship program, and more.

After studying journalism and public relations at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), Anna landed her first job in New York City as the executive assistant to Eva Chen, the former Editor-in-Chief of Lucky magazine.

From there, Anna continued her career working at InStyle as an Editorial Assistant, writing about all-things pop culture, beauty, and fashion. Then, she worked as the brand’s E-Commerce Editor before joining CNN to launch its highly successful E-commerce business.

Today, Anna consults for brands on their E-Commerce strategy, and she also freelances for lifestyle retailers to help them shape their content strategy and tone of voice.

Education

Anna graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), where she majored in journalism and public relations. While studying, Anna worked as the Creative Director for The Daily Illini, the university newspaper. She was also the Vice President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Vice President of Public Relations for her sorority, Kappa Delta.

Anna also acted as the Managing Editor for The Spoon, a lifestyle website for students, and Editorial Assistant for Impulse, a student-run digital and print magazine. She also worked as a writer for College Magazine, a national digital site for students, and head photographer of Her Campus.

While in college, Anna interned at several fashion magazines and was accepted into the ASME Magazine Internship Program, a highly selective and prestigious program.