Stephanie Webber

Summary

Executive Editor Stephanie Webber has worked at Us Weekly since 2013 and currently resides in New York City. She often can be found browsing bookstores and credits her love for storytelling to J.K. Rowling for introducing Harry, Ron and Hermione to her during her childhood. The New Jersey native also enjoys traveling, photography, Broadway musicals and concerts (Mumford and Sons, Kings of Leon, Maggie Rogers). Her TV favorites include Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, Chicago Med, Fire and PD.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Stephanie interned for Us Weekly before returning a year later as a staff writer. Now as the executive editor, she oversees the ever-so-talented digital team, manages the daily news content and leads coverage for award shows and events like the Met Gala and the royal wedding. Through the years she’s reported from red carpets, film premieres and roundtables, TV sets, conducted in-studio interviews and now occasionally lends her voice to the “Watch With Us” podcast.

 

She still squeezes in interviews too. Highlights: Bryce Dallas Howard, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton, Judd Apatow, Sissy Spacek, Judy Greer, Sutton Foster, Milo Ventimiglia, Aziz Ansari and Kermit the Frog. (Yes, it happened.) She also met Meghan Markle (ahem, Duchess Meghan) years before Prince Harry did and has the photo to prove it.

 

While at Us, she created the “Now and Then” Q&A series to fulfill her nostalgia fix. She’s revisited some of her favorite TV shows and films by conducting interviews with ‘90s favorites like Tiffany Thiessen, Melissa Joan Hart, Rachael Leigh Cook, Devon Sawa and more.

Education

Stephanie graduated from the University of Scranton in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in broadcasting and women’s studies. Every time she’s interviewed an actor from The Office they’ve chanted, “Scranton what? The Electric City!” And no, it never gets old.

Work history

Stephanie has The Scranton Times-Tribune to thank for confirming her love for journalism. She’d later move on to freelance for The Abington Journal during college where she did field reporting and shot her own photography. Although she’s yet to interview Ryan Gosling, she did share an elevator with him when she was a production assistant for 2010’s Blue Valentine.