Suzanne Rust is a writer, editor, lifestyle expert, and on-air talent. As a former staff editor and media spokesperson for Real Simple Magazine, Suzanne was a frequent contributor to NBC’s Today Show and Weekend Today, and has appeared as an expert on CNN, WABC, WCBS, FOX, WB11, and PBS where she covered an array of topics from health and beauty to cooking, entertaining, and organizing.
She is currently a contributing editor for the MSNBC website, The Grio, where she covers culture and high-profile professionals in the arts. Rust also writes regularly for Citibank’s Women & Co. where she puts her spin on lifestyle topics with a work/money angle; BermanBraun’s Mom.me, where she addresses parenting concerns, and Essence Magazine where has contributed to the 360 section as well as the back page. Prior to that, Rust spent several years as an editor for Black Issues Book Review where she helmed Children’s Bookshelf, and reviewed books on various subjects from biographies and fiction to health and beauty.
Rust also has extensive experience as an on air-host. She has hosted segments for the Today Show website where she taught viewers how to add curb appeal to their homes as well as how to whip up the perfect chocolate dessert. She also hosted two seasons of The Home Savvy Show, a home improvement web series sponsored by the Home Depot, on MadameNoire.com.
Rust began her on-air career as a reporter for one of Italy’s leading radio stations where she interviewed celebrities and covered trends and cultural events. (Rust is fluent in Italian.) She spent several years in Rome, where she started off in film production and also wrote for Variety and Italian Elle.
Suzanne Rust is the daughter of the late sportscaster, Art Rust Jr., and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.