Susanna Schrobsdorff was named Executive Editor of Newsweek Education and Director of Enterprise Projects in January of 2010. She heads the development of a special section of Newsweek.com dedicated to higher education and college selection. She also works with Newsweek magazine’s business development team to identify and execute new opportunities beyond Newsweek’s core businesses.
Susanna returned to Newsweek after spending much of 2009 as Executive Editor at NBC-Universal, executing a top-to-bottom overhaul of the iVillage digital women’s network. Prior to iVillage, Susanna was a senior articles editor for Newsweek.com’s coverage of health, parenting and lifestyle. In that role, she created numerous multimedia packages, including the “Diva Generation” about the sharp rise in tween spending on beauty products, and a look at the health care deficit in rural America. She also developed the popular health blog, “The Human Condition” with Kate Dailey.
Susanna joined Newsweek in 2005 as the web site’s business editor and produced award-winning coverage of the personal debt crisis before moving her focus to health. In addition to editing, Susanna has also written frequently about women’s issues and parenting. In 2006, she won a Newswomen's Club Front Page award for her commentary about the vitriolic reaction to a Dove ad campaign.
Prior to joining Newsweek, Susanna spent eight years as a stay-at-home parent to her two daughters while freelancing for Time Magazine and volunteering as a writing workshop leader for teen girls at risk for gang involvement in Brooklyn. She began her career in 1984 as an intern for Time Magazine where she eventually became a News desk editor in New York, Paris and Brussels. During her 14-year tenure there, she reported on everything from French cooking to global prostitution. She also managed the logistics for Time’s coverage of seven Olympic games and six national political conventions.
Susanna graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University with a B.A. in English. She lives in Brooklyn with her two daughters.