Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Amy Brachmann attended the University of Missouri. She graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in magazine journalism, and completed her thesis for her Master’s of Arts, with an emphasis in magazine editing, in June 2011. She supplemented her education with English and political science minors. Her time outside of class was spent as a graduate assistant, editor of the journalism alumni magazine, fitness instructor, residential life peer adviser, journalism school ambassador and member of the university’s top choir.
Amy spent summer 2009 interning as a digital editor and writer at Chicago Athlete and as a local coverage assistant at Newcity in Chicago. She spent summer 2010 interning with the special projects editor and copy desk at Shape magazine in New York City.
In June 2011, Amy moved to Connecticut to join ESPN The Magazine as an associate editor. There, she assisted with coverage of MLB and other sports, ran recurring front-of-book conceits, managed The Mag‘s Twitter and Facebook, assisted with digital properties (online, iPad and Slacker radio) and interviewed athletes who visited the ESPN campus.
In May 2014, Amy transitioned to ESPN.com and joined the team in Los Angeles. As an associate editor with the copy desk and news desk, she edited features, columns, galleries and breaking news across all sports every day. That included creating and publishing stories, working with reporters and news editors, packaging content with video and photo, and maximizing pageviews with SEO and display text. Promoted to general editor in February 2016, Amy took on additional responsibilities leading the digital team by managing workflow, handling the budget and overseeing page changes.
Amy is interested in a range of topics, from fitness and sports to food and entertainment. Her hobbies include reading, running, yoga, cooking, singing, guitar, scrapbooking, traveling, concerts, TV and movies. She reads a variety of magazines, including ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, New York, Los Angeles, Glamour, InStyle, People and Travel & Leisure. Amy’s potential future career interests include entertainment, food and book publishing.