About me

I'm an award-winning journalist and editor whose career spans 30 years, in both digital and print media. Born and raised in the UK, I was a production journalist on The Daily Mail when it won Scottish Newspaper of the Year, and lifestyle editor of The Scotsman when it won Scottish Newspaper of the Year. A sought-after member for launch teams, I’ve helped breathe life into multiple products, including Edinburgh Festivals magazine and Business AM, and was CEO of fashion tech startup Crave, whose affiliate technology was trialled exclusively with The Mail Online. 

 

In 2015, I moved to New York, hand-picked to edit and build the audience of W42ST, a high-quality, hyperlocal magazine, and grew the business from the ground to a 90,000 readership print product with a highly engaged readership. 

 

Celebrity interviewees include Katie Holmes, Elizabeth McGovern, model David Gandy, L’Wren Scott, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Irvine Welsh, Margaret Cho, and Gabriel Byrne. But I’m equally passionate about covering important subjects like homelessness, sex positivity, race, LGBTQIA+ issues, social justice, and psychology.

 

I live, love, and write in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, but escape to the beach/mountains whenever I can. Dancer. Kettlebell swinger. Clothes horse. Cat person.

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