McKenzie Pendergrass

McKenzie Pendergrass

Social Media Editor, Verywell


Social Media


University of Missouri-Columbia



McKenzie's spark for social media and audience engagement began in journalism school. Her career started at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, working for various magazines and websites, including Better Homes and Gardens. Then she moved to New York City where she later became a full-time Social Media Editor for Insider, leading her team across various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. McKenzie joined Verywell in October 2020 with a passion for providing people with vital mental health information when they need it most.


McKenzie graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a major in Magazine Editing and a minor in French.

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