About Annie

Annie Ridout, editor of The Early Hour

After completing an MA in print and online journalism in 2010, I moved to Somerset and worked for the Western Gazette. Two years later, I returned to London and wrote for the Hackney Citizen and Hackney Gazette while living in… you guessed it: Hackney. I did a stint at Timeout, and worked as the in-house copywriter for a film company.

I’m now editor-in-chief of digital lifestyle and parenting magazine The Early Hour, and work as a freelance journalist for national news and women’s magazines (The Guardian, Red Magazine, Stylist, The Telegraph). I write a weekly blog for BabyCentre and I’m the copywriter for women’s confidence app Clementine.

I speak about parenting and feminist issues on radio (BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine ShowBBC Radio 5Resonance FM, the Niall Boylan Show) and have made TV appearances, including BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show. I spoke at Stylist Live this year, alongside Jasmine Hemsley and Cassandra Stavrou, about the morning routines of successful women.

Lastly, but most importantly, I’m a mum to my three-year-old daughter and (nearly) one-year-old son.

Come and find me on Twitter: @theearlyhour / @annieridout
Instagram: @the_early_hour
And Facebook: @theearlyhour

(I love a little online chat).