Where Westport Meets the World: Samantha Yanks, Westport Magazine Editor

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at The Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the Trefz Forum! Samantha is the editor-in-chief of Westport, Weston & Wilton Magazine; founder of the content, marketing, and branding firm, Samantha Yanks Creative; and co-founder of The Connecticut Edit, a digital platform for Fairfield and Litchfield County’s buzziest restaurants, newest openings, upcoming events, noteworthy creators, favorite shops, and the platform’s philanthropic partnerships. Formerly the longtime editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Hamptons and Gotham magazines, Yanks honed her skills in fashion as senior accessories editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, and accessories editor at Vogue. Samantha is also an on-air personality on numerous television segments discussing luxury lifestyle, fashion, and beauty. She has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Bloomberg, News 12 Connecticut, and the Martha Stewart and Howard Stern show on SiriusXMSatelliteRadio. Today, Samantha focuses on mentoring talent in the media space, sitting on the advisory boards of content startups and giving back to the community. With a focus on nonprofits in Connecticut, Yanks is working with Connecticut Children’s, Filling in the Blanks, BCRF, 1st Serve Bridgeport, Connecticut Foodshare, and Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County. A graduate of Tulane University, Samantha lives in Westport with her husband, daughter, and yellow lab, Wonton.


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