Emily VanDerWerff Bio, Age, Vox, Family, Partner, Transgender, Salary

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Emily VanDerWerff Photo

Emily VanDerWerff Biography

A native of Armour, South Dakota, Emily VanDerWerff is an American journalist, podcaster, and author who primarily writes about television.

VanDerWerff graduated from South Dakota State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. At the university, Emily wrote for the university’s student newspaper, The Collegian.

Emily VanDerWerff Vox

VanDerWerff joined Vox in June 2014, as their culture editor and later as the Critic at Large. Other than that, she hosts a true-crime parody podcast named Arden. She also runs Vox’s Primetime, a television history podcast.

In 2015, she was a finalist in the Online Journalism Awards for her media criticism around horror films, Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign announcement, and her review of Mad Max: Fury Road.

LAter in 2018, she and fellow critic Zack Handlen wrote Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, which was published by Tor Books.

Emily VanDerWerff Photo

Emily VanDerWerff Photo

Emily VanDerWerff Matthew Yglesias

VanDerWerff spoke out against fellow Vox columnist Matthew Yglesias in July 2020. This was after he signed an open letter published in Harper’s Magazine which called for an end to what it described as “cancel culture”.

Emily VanDerWerff Age

VanDerWerff was born on November 30, 1982, in Armour, South Dakota. She is 38 years old as of 2020.

Emily VanDerWerff Family

VanDerWerff has not yet shared any information regarding her parents or siblings. She has managed to keep her family life away from the public. Information about her family will be provided as soon as it is available.

Emily VanDerWerff Libby Hill / Partner

VanDerWerff is married to writer Libby Hill. The couple has been married since 2003. Libby is a TV Awards Editor for IndieWire. She served as an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times for nearly four years.

Emily VanDerWerff Transgender

In 2019, Emily came out as a transgender woman. VanDerWerff is a founding member of the Trans Journalists Association and helped create its style guide; a resource for other journalists to more accurately write about transgender people and issues.

Emily VanDerWerff Salary and Net Worth

It is not yet known how much VanDerWerff earns as a reporter. She has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.

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