Meet the Executive Editor

Anne Tallent is the Executive Editor of Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Beat.

She joined the publications in August 2021 after 16 years as an editor at The Baltimore Sun. There, she had been a copy editor, arts editor, the founding editor of its young-reader daily news publication and the features editor, responsible for entertainment and lifestyle coverage as well as a portfolio of magazines. As the director of content/news, she oversaw teams ranging from justice to sports and directed coverage of major breaking news events. Her leadership contributed to Sun coverage recognized by Maryland Delaware DC Press Association awards, the National Press Club, the National Headliner Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.

Previously, Tallent had been an editor at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., and the Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.

She attended the University of Maryland and graduated from Oklahoma State University.

Tallent has been a resident of Silver Spring since 2015. She and her husband have a young son who is probably also fated to be a word person.