Annie Colbert is the viral content editor for Mashable, a professional writer, a ghost Twitter-er and co-host of Mashable's #5facts. Her work in social media has been highlighted in the press, including profiles in WIRED and the New York Times.
Colbert appeared alongside several Sesame Street Muppets while hosting #5facts. Grover and Bert appeared in the October 9, 2013 episode of #5facts presenting "five fun science experiments for kids." Telly Monster appeared on the April 3, 2014 episode presenting "5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a Microscope."
In addition to appearing with Muppets, Colbert has written several Muppet-related articles for Mashable—including visiting the set of Sesame Street to compile a list of comical products found in Hooper's Store—and has helped produce several Muppet web videos—including a video featuring Oscar the Grouch meeting Grumpy Cat, a music video featuring Zachary Levi and Bert; a video featuring Cookie Monster appearing alongside John Oliver, and a series of videos featuring Grover with Kid President. Colbert also co-wrote the song "A Lovely Sunny Day" which featured Zachary Levi and Bert (and she makes a brief cameo in the video).
In October 2014, Colbert moderated the Sesame Street panel at the New York Comic Con featuring Carol-Lynn Parente, Joey Mazzarino (with Murray Monster), Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (with Abby Cadabby), and Eric Jacobson (with Grover).
In her Twitter bio, Colbert describes herself as a "Muppet Fanatic" and a group photo of the Muppets is used as her header image. In response to learning she had her own article on Muppet Wiki, Colbert tweeted: "life complete." Further showing her Muppet fanaticism, Colbert's official website, anniecolbert.com, features a cartoon of Colbert at a café with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie as the central image on the homepage.
Outside of her professional life, Colbert and her husband Tom Krieglstein appeared on Today in 2008, as finalists competing for the 2008 NBC Today Show Wedding.
Muppet Articles by Colbert on Mashable.com:
- 10 Delightful 'Sesame Street' Openers from Around the Globe
- Don't Be Fooled: These Are Not Real Muppets
- Henson Studios Goes Gonzo for Halloween
- Big Bird Turns Out to Vote in Texas
- 'Sesame Street' and Grover Get Monster Win on Twitter
- The Fraggles Had an Odd Obsession With Death
- Kermit the Frog's Kickass Vacation in 15 Epic Photos
- Wocka Wocka! 12 Muppet Impressions in 60 Seconds
- 12 Kermit the Frog Quotes for Your Bad Days
- 19 Wonderfully Silly Items Stocked at Hooper's Store on 'Sesame Street'
- Oscar the Grouch and Grumpy Cat Finally Meet in Epic Face-Off
- Muppets Express Outrage at Lack of Golden Globe Nominations
- Zachary Levi and 'Sesame Street' Want You to Unplug and Go Outside
- Kid President and Grover Give the Pep Talk You Need to Hear
- Grover and Kid President Want Your Socks to Make the World Better