Amy Odell is a journalist, author, and media consultant. She is a media columnist for Business of Fashion, and regular contributor to The Cut, Refinery29, Vulture, and other publications.
She served formerly as editor of Cosmopolitan.com, the largest community of millennial women on the Internet, from 2013 to 2018. Under her editorship, the site won a National Magazine Award for its 2017 package about how to run for office. Odell was named to the post in September 2013 and oversaw all of Cosmopolitan’s digital presence, including editorial content, social media, and original video production. She expanded the site's content scope to include a wide range of feminist, political, and LGBTQ topics. Under Odell’s leadership, Cosmopolitan.com more than tripled traffic to reach over 35 million monthly unique visitors. In December 2014 the site was named Hottest Magazine in Digital for its annual Adweek Hot List.
In January of 2015, Odell was named one of Forbes “30 Under 30” in Media, and in 2014 was named to Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40,” a prestigious list of New York City’s rising stars. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book of humorous essays about the high fashion world, Tales From the Back Row, published in 2015, which has been optioned by Sony.
Prior to Cosmopolitan.com, Odell was an editor at BuzzFeed from 2012 through 2013 and is credited with the launch of its two early women’s verticals, BuzzFeed Fashion and BuzzFeed Shift. Odell began her journalism career in 2007 as a party reporter for New York magazine, where she ultimately became the founding blogger of the magazine’s fashion blog, The Cut, in 2008.
Odell loves Beyoncé, plays the piano, and lives in Westchester with her husband and her beautiful, sassy cat.