Phoebe Sklanksy

Phoebe Sklansky

Associate Commerce Editor


Vanderbilt University


Phoebe Sklansky is a New York City-based editor specializing in lifestyle, family, and wellness content. An avid shopper herself, Phoebe is dedicated to thoroughly testing and researching parenting and health products to provide readers with the very best recommendations for their unique needs.



Phoebe Sklansky is a New York City-based writer and editor who focuses on all things lifestyle, wellness, and family. An avid shopper herself (she could click “add to cart” in her sleep), Phoebe enjoys helping readers find the best products for their needs.

Since graduating from Vanderbilt University, where she was the Vanderbilt Hustler’s Deputy Life Editor and resident “Bachelor” recapper, she has channeled her passions for writing and shopping into her career as a commerce journalist. Prior to joining the Verywell Family team, she was a freelance writer for multiple home and entertainment outlets.

When she’s not at her desk, you can find her taking a walk on the West Side Highway, catching up on reality TV, or attempting to cook in her countertop-less kitchen.

Favorite Purchase

As a writer, I adore anything to do with words, both on and off the clock. That’s why I love my New York Times Games subscription, which grants me access to the daily mini and full-sized crosswords, Spelling Bee, and Wordle, in addition to an entire archive of old crosswords dating back to November 1993. My favorite part? I added my friends to my Leaderboard, which lets me compete against their Mini scores each day … it gets heated. (Pro tip: This subscription is often on sale for half price, making it just $20 for a year instead of the usual $40.)


Phoebe holds a BA in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. She also minored in Communication Studies and American Politics.

About Verywell Family

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