Anthony got his start as a journalist on The Bridgeport Herald and then with The New York Herald in 1920-23. An associate editor for a short time of Judge, the humor magazine, Anthony joined the staff of the Crowell group of magazines, later Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, in 1924. In 1928, he served as Eastern press director for Herbert Hoover's presidential campaign.
Of Frank Buck’s three co-authors, Anthony was most talented at imparting immediacy and freshness to Frank Buck’s narrative. Anthony wrote Buck’s stories in a modest, matter-of-fact, all-in-a-day’s-work fashion; yet almost every one has its own breath-catching spice of danger. With his knack for eliciting telling details, Anthony created a real sense of drama, and as a result, Frank Buck’s first two books are his best.
In 1933, Anthony filed suit in Brooklyn Supreme Court to recover two percent of the motion picture profits Frank Buck had earned on the film adaptation of "Bring 'Em Back Alive", effectively ending their collaboration.
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Associate editor Farm and Fireside, 1923-1928. Associate editor of Judge,” 1923. Staff American Magazine, 1929.
Press service director Crowell Group (American Magazine, Collier’s, Woman’s Home Companion), 1930-1942. Consultant to American Girl magazine 25 years.
Anthony wrote or co-wrote other books, among them "The Big Cage" with the wild animal trainer Clyde Beatty.
Anthony was the publisher of "Woman's Home Companion", 1942–52 and of "Collier's" from 1949 to 1954. "Collier's" died shortly afterwards. Anthony wrote an autobiography, "This is where I came in: the impromptu confessions of Edward Anthony" (1960).