Anna Louie Sussman is a writer and editor based in New York, with extensive experience reporting on gender, economics, and arts and culture. Her first published story, an engrossing account of the hunt for the perfect prom dress, appeared in Teen Vogue circa 1999. A decade later, she was reporting from the Middle East on women’s lives, and in 2011, became the senior writer and editor of Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Foundation.
She has also reported extensively on finance and the economy, covering the shipping and energy industries for Reuters, and economics and the labor market for The Wall Street Journal. Somewhere in between, she researched and helped write “Fast Forward,” a book on how to advance women and girls in the global economy, with a foreword by Hillary Clinton.
She currently covers gender, inequality, reproduction, and the business of art. She has interviewed Thomas Piketty about income inequality, heard a Yemeni imam justify contraceptive use with Quranic citations, and gotten Jeff Koons to explain why artists should embrace the market.
She has reported from over a dozen countries in the Middle East, South America, Europe, and North America. She lived and worked for five years in the Middle East, logging time in Cairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Damascus, Tunis, Rabat, and Sana’a. She was born and raised in New York, and recently became a lukewarm Knicks fan again.