Annie Farber

Executive Director

Annie cut her teeth in politics as a member of President Obama’s media team during his hard-fought re-election campaign.

At West Wing Writers, Annie advises politicians and nonprofits, Fortune 500 CEOs and startups, and works with leaders and brands to make big ideas relatable, provocative, and persuasive. She has written books on the future of work; blueprints for diversity, equity, and inclusion; speeches for the UN floor; and product-launch scripts heard by millions.

During the 2020 election, she served as a Senior Advisor to the Biden-Harris campaign, leading a team of writers in scripting TV ads and videos for the largest political paid media operation in history. She was also a member of the first-ever virtual writers’ room at the historic 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Before West Wing Writers, Annie worked as a political strategist and writer at media-consulting firm GMMB, where she helped elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, crafting messages that brought voters to the polls and changed hearts, minds, and behaviors. In 2014, TIME magazine named one of her TV spots among the best of its cycle.

Annie graduated from Brown University — though she considers her first job, tending bar at the now-defunct Peggy O’Neill’s on the Coney Island boardwalk, an equally important part of her professional education. She lives in New York with her high school sweetheart and their two kids.