I’ve been a writer my whole life. I started off as a journalist and novelist in New York and have been working as a writer in Hollywood for the past decade.
I'm currently developing a broadcast drama for ABC and a cable drama for Fox Searchlight TV. 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 of "Girls" and the last season of "The Newsroom." Most recently, I was a Supervising Producer on "Sweetbitter" (Starz).
After graduating from Cornell, I started a 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.
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 a year, I jumped to New York magazine as a Contributing Editor, writing deep pieces of investigative journalism like who threw the best dinner parties for about four years.
Then I decamped to a cabin upstate to write a novel, "4% Famous," which was published by Random House in 2006. Following that, I became the Editor in Chief of a now-defunct magazine in the Hamptons and almost learned how to surf. When that folded, I started writing for the New York Times Style section. That’s when I met a bunch of TV writers while reporting a story about the writer’s strike in LA. I decided to forgo that story and try to become one of them. My first gig was as a Staff Writer on Season 3 of the CW’s remake of “90210” where I put my surfing experience to good use.
Now I live in Los Angeles with my husband, Josh Groban, and our two children.