Meet Savannah Britt, the youngest magazine publisher in the world
‘I’m famous for making people famous’
Senior Savannah Britt started reviewing children’s books at age nine. She published her own magazine at 11. Now, at 21, she’s mentored by the Teen Vogue editor-in-chief and has even signed her own artist.
Savannah began her career reviewing children’s books for The Kitchen Table News, a newspaper in the Mercer County area. When the publication folded, Savannah decided to start her own magazine instead. She founded Girlpez, an online and print platform “that focuses on the empowerment of girls through fashion, beauty, and self-esteem development.”
It was then Savannah gained the attention of Amy Astley, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, who now serves as her mentor. Savannah even had the opportunity to visit Teen Vogue headquarters multiple times.
Now she’s branching out into the music world. Savannah has done PR for multiple artists, including Fat Joe, Smoke DZA, Cassidy, Scott Scotch, Ryan Leslie and Royce Rizzy, and her latest role was the “screaming girl” in the first 30 seconds of French Montana’s music video featuring Khloe Kardashian, “Don’t Panic.”
Through her work with big names in the fashion, music and advertising industries, Savannah attended star-studded events like MTV’s Video Music Awards, Vans Warped Tour, NBA All Star Weekend, Budweiser’s Made in America festival and Fashion Week twice a year.
Savannah gave advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to get plugged into the media world: “Whatever field you may be going into, research, research, research. Find the top people in the field. Get in contact with them. There is a way to get into contact with Hillary Clinton and there is a way to get into contact with Oprah. Whether it means figuring out where their lawn guy goes to eat lunch or figuring out the gym their assistant attends on a daily basis.”
Savannah’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. She has been featured on Anderson Cooper and in Black Enterprise and Scholastic Publication.
The Political Science and Communications double major does all this while maintaining a 3.3 GPA. She dedicates her strong work ethic to her parents, both of whom work in the education field.
Savannah’s latest project is managing her first ever musician, Natasha Fisher. She discovered Natasha’s song covers while talent scouting on YouTube.
Savannah says: “We are six degrees of separation away from who we are trying to get in contact with. So I encourage people to go out there, do their research, get in contact with people in your field and educate yourself on what you are trying to do.”