I'm currently developing my own television shows.
Over the past few years, I've sold pilots to Sony, CBS, AMC, NBC, E! and Universal Cable Productions. I've also been on the writing staffs of several shows. I wrote for the first two seasons ofLena Dunham's "Girls" and the last season of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom." Most recently, I was a Supervising Producer on "Sweetbitter" on Starz.
It all started on the mean streets of Westchester County, when I became the Editor in Chief of Mamaroneck High School's student newspaper. While attending Cornell, I wrote for an alumni magazine where a disgruntled editor once left a voice mail on the machine I shared with 3 housemates saying she would rather "slay her first born" than print my blurb on something forgettable as it had been written. Last time I checked, this editor was still editing said magazine, so there. During school breaks, I interned for The Village Voice and Paper magazine and learned the art of RSVPing myself to parties my editors had been invited to.
I started my journalism career as the assistant to the late, great Peter Kaplan, the Editor in Chief of The New York Observer, where I wrote perhaps my most emailed story. It was about Googling guys before I went on dates with them. The New York Times Magazine's "On Language" column gave me credit for coining the verb "To Google." Sergey Brin flew to New York to fete me for it and seriously, we went on a date. Alas, I walked away with some Google baseball caps but no stock options. Next, I became a Staff Writer for the features section of the New York Post and managed to write a story about a Hasidic Jewish workout video with the memorable headline "Muscle Tov." After that, I joined New York magazine as a Contributing Editor, writing deep pieces of investigative journalism on topics like who threw the best dinner parties.
After about four years, I decamped to a cabin upstate to escape the madness and write a novel, "4% Famous," which was published by Random House in 2006. Then I went back to New York magazine and covered a three week wedding in India after spending a month studying ashtanga yoga with the late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Some would say I never really came back.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Josh Groban (not the one you're thinking of) and our two children.