Anna Khachiyan was born in Moscow, USSR, in 1986, to parents Leonid Khachiyan and Olga Pischikova Reynberg. In 1989 she emigrated to the United States with her parents and grew up in New Jersey. She is of Armenian and Jewish descent.
Anna studied Art History at Rutgers University , where she was an Honors Student and received the Quigley Award scholarship in 2006, and later went on to pursue a Master's degree in Art History in New York University . In NYU she also pursued a Ph.D. in Soviet Architecture, before dropping out.
Khachiyan is known for her cultural and political commentary. Along co-host Nekrasova, she created the podcast Red Scare, which discusses culture and politics. As a critic she has been a guest in i24NEWS. Currently, Anna is a co-cost of Red Scare podcast.