After surviving this bowl cut and graduating from Wesleyan University, I started work at POZ, an advocacy/lifestyle magazine for people with HIV. POZ was called “easily as plush as Vanity Fair” by the New York Times, and “literate and provocative” by the Los Angeles Times. I then took that spirit to wemedia.com, which was a site focused on providing an outlet for people with disabilities to tell their own stories.
Taking a break from medical writing, I was a founding editor of Radar, the brainchild of the brilliant Maer Roshan. Radar was hailed as “the launch of the year” by the New York Times.
In 2003 I started work at Us Weekly. I was immediately hooked on the immediacy of the celebrity news genre, and for better or worse, helped celebrities ranging from the Kardashians to the Royal Family brand themselves.