Emily Brill is the executive editor and founder of The Canine Review. Born and raised in New York City, she grew up in the basements of media start-ups of all types and stripes, taking internships and reporting opportunities wherever she could find them.
When Emily was told she was too young to write for her school newspaper in fourth grade, she started a family newsletter, The Brill Family Times (subscription-only, of course). The publication lasted through her middle school years, after which she immediately joined the high school newspaper. At prep school, Emily’s stories enraged the administration and frequently resulted in admissions staffers physically scurrying throughout the 200+ acre Deerfield Academy campus to confiscate the paper before prospective students and families could read Emily’s stories.
Emily worked for the Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith, Charlie Rose, and for CNN as an associate producer. After graduate school in Seoul, Emily lived in Beijing and worked for CBS News’s Beijing Bureau. Her reports were published in the New York Times’ China Edition, Buzzfeed, and on ChinaFile.com.
Emily loves all dogs, but she’s a Labrador fanatic. Emily has owned and loved dogs throughout her life. Her late Labrador, Maggie, and current Labrador, Nellie, both yellow field Labs, are distantly related and Nellie is named for “Nellie B. Good”, a common ancestor.
You can read more about Nellie and all of the time she spends at the vet on her blog: https://thecaninereview.com/about/team/nellie-brill/
When she’s not interviewing someone for a story, researching and outlining a new story idea, or editing a profile, Emily can usually be found hiking the riding trails in Bedford, roaming Central Park, or quail hunting in Georgia – – with Nellie.