Shoket graduated in 1990 from Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. She received her BA from New York University and earned a certificate in Media Management from The New School.
She was named the editor-in-chief of Seventeen in January 2007, succeeding Atoosa Rubenstein. She began her career as a reporter at Steven Brill's The American Lawyer, then created the webzine Tag, an online community of artists and writers. Shoket was also senior editor with the Parade family of publications, and senior editor of CosmoGIRL! magazine. While at CosmoGIRL! she created a "CosmoGIRL! Born to Lead" patch program with The Girl Scouts and she developed a national leadership survey with The White House Project.
- Ann Shoket's official website
- Biography at Magazine Publishers of America website
- Ann Shoket at IMDB
- Biography in Russian
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