Meet The Editorial team

Topix Editorial Team

Mary Noble, Editor-in-Chief

Mary was born in London and received her PhD from Princeton in 2010. She then left academia to write for a much larger audience at Topix - an audience of 18 million, in fact. She built the Topix writing team from the ground up, and is versed in the dark art of creating addictive content that people can't stop reading.

Before Topix, Mary taught literature and politics at Princeton, Oxford, and Drew University. Her postgraduate work in the digital humanities involved using large datasets to understand literature, which informs her data-driven approach to content creation at Topix. She has a BA Hons from Cambridge, and her writing has been published at the Huffington Post, Fusion, and Bustle.

Anna Marquardt, Senior Editor

Anna is a Boston-based writer and performer. Her work has been featured in McSweeney's and Buzzfeed, as well as the New York International Fringe Festival. She helped to launch Offbeat and Stars, and played a major role in shaping them into the popular sites they are today.

She is best-known online as the co-creator of Fashion It So, the internet's preeminent Star Trek: The Next Generation fashion blog. She was a featured speaker at Star Trek Mission New York in 2016, giving a presentation about (obviously) Star Trek fashion. Anna loves writing about fashion, animals, stupid and/or fun trends, and obscure historical trivia. In addition to her online writing, she is also a songwriter who has performed at Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, and other spaces in New York City and Boston.

Robert DeSalvo, Staff Writer

Before joining Topix, Robert was senior editor at Playboy, where he oversaw the magazine's movie coverage. He has interviewed dozens of actors, directors, authors, musicians and other celebrities during his journalism career, including Brian De Palma, Nicolas Cage, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Bryan Cranston, Anne Rice and many more. In addition to Playboy, Robert's writing has been featured in Movieline and on, and Fandango.

Robert is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently lives in West Hollywood, California, where he is close to the entertainment industry he has written about for years. His most-viewed article on Topix to date has been a quiz on the world's most iconic women.

Robert's favorite movie--and religion--is Blade Runner. He is eagerly waiting to see if Los Angeles will look Blade Runner-esque in 2019.

Jennifer C. Martin, Staff Writer

Jennifer has been published in Gawker, Jezebel, UPROXX, Fusion, xoJane, and TIME. She began her writing career at an unusually young age. At age 8, she was published in the American Girl Doll newsletter. At 11, she had her own monthly column in a newspaper in her hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. As a teenager, her emo blog posts drew a huge following on LiveJournal.

She now lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and two wild young boys, and enjoys baking, yoga, Netflix, and reading in her nonexistent spare time. She's been writing for Topix for a year and a half, and enjoys the versatility of writing about almost any topic that she finds interesting. Jennifer sees writing as an outlet to connect to other people through education, humor, and passion. Her favorite topics are religion, politics, food, and parenting, which make her super fun at parties.

Colin Pinkham, Staff Writer

Colin has been making hilarious jokes about bad sandwiches pretty much since he could use a keyboard. He's been writing professionally since 2014, when he fell headlong into a job at Jezebel. He's since written for Fusion, Wonkette, Uproxx, and Bitter Empire. He has a regular weekly column of restaurant stories at Thrillist called Off The Menu.

For Topix, Colin writes mostly about sports, history, and funny stuff on the internet. He has a BA in History, which he primarily uses to discern which picture of Hitler will make readers click on his WWII quizzes. He does not enjoy long walks on the beach, because sand is horrible and evil and why would anyone ever enjoy long walks on the beach.