Editor Bio

Annabel Vered

Editor-In-Chief, Closer

Annabel Vered is editor-in-chief of Closer, Bauer Publishing’s new celebrity and lifestyle weekly.

With more than a decade of experience at leading U.S. celebrity weekly titles, Vered brings her unmatched knowledge, creativity and vision to the launch of Closer this November.

Vered has been at the forefront of Closer’s development, working at the magazine as editorial consultant since May of 2012. Prior to that, she was editor-at-large of Life & Style, where she successfully formulated the editorial voice for the magazine and website.

Vered has also held the title of senior executive editor at Star and executive editor at In Touch Weekly. During her six year tenure at In Touch, Vered negotiated exclusive interviews and shoots with celebrities, created new magazine sections and executed special projects to expand the publication’s reach across all media.

Her magazine career began in 1992 as editorial assistant at TV Guide. She has appeared on television and in print as an entertainment expert. Her credits include Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Fox & Friends, Access Hollywood, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, HLN News Now, and Fox News Channel.

She graduated with a Masters in print journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan and resides in New York City with her husband and three children.