A late bloomer in the New York media world, Rae Witte started her writing career doing news and features for Hypetrak upon relocating from Miami to New York. Following a summer of pulling a couple huge interviews—D.R.A.M. before “Broccoli”, the only digital interview given by Skepta on his first sold out U.S. tour, and Grammy Award winning Beyonce collaborator Melo-X while he was under NDA with the Queen B—, she joined the team at Complex to become the managing editor of the style and sneaker channels. In just under a year and after writing a few pieces that burned that timeline down, including a personal essay on working at Bang Bros in Miami (that also made Complex’s February/March 2016 issue), she and Complex parted ways as she embarked on becoming a full-time freelance writer.
Since July 2016, Witte has consistently covered music, fashion, women’s issues, sex, and occasionally sports for sites like Dazed, Highsnobiety, Fashionista, Teen Vogue, Thump, GQ, i-D, and The Coveteur, among others, while continuing to contribute to Complex. She also specializes in bringing these topics to sites that wouldn’t normally cover them, like featuring fashion and tech startup, Grailed, on tech site Motherboard or how London-based music platform Boiler Room planned to change live music events with virtual reality for NBC.
In addition to writing, Witte has a bi-monthly live radio show with WAXX.FM where she primarily plays through her favorite R&B, highlights up and coming artists, and brings on co-hosts to discuss anything from the new album releases to dating. She also is a freelance social media editor for ILY Magazine and Genius.com.
She can be commissioned for feature-writing, content production, and social media assignments.