Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she writes and edits feature stories on a variety of subjects, oversees multi-platform editorial franchises including Fortune's “40 Under 40” rankings, and serves as the host of Fortune Live, a new, 30-minute weekly talk show on Fortune.com. Leigh is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she writes and edits feature stories on a variety of subjects, oversees multi-platform editorial franchises including Fortune's “40 Under 40” rankings, and serves as the host of Fortune Live, a new, 30-minute weekly talk show on Fortune.com. Leigh is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, as well as the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring Partnership.
Leigh is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," CBS' "Face the Nation" and "CBS This Morning," CNBC’s "Squawk Box" and "Closing Bell," CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," public radio’s "Marketplace" and a variety of other programs. She also speaks and moderates regularly at Fortune and other business and economics conferences, delivering keynotes and interviewing leaders including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Ariel Investments' Mellody Hobson, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and many more. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; from 2011-2014, she was a visiting scholar at the Business and Economic Reporting program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Leigh's first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving (Portfolio, August 2013), has been described as a “first-rate social history,” a “steel fist in a velvet glove,” and “fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.”
Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a writer for Forbes. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York.
Assistant Managing Editor @ Write and edit feature stories covering a variety of industries; oversee multi-platform editorial packages including Fortune's 40 Under 40. Host Fortune Live and appear regularly on national television and radio outlets. Frequent speaker at Fortune and other business and economic conferences; co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and MPW Next Gen Summit. Author of The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, published by Portfolio in August 2013. Visiting Scholar, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University; member, Council on Foreign Relations. From January 2010 to Present (6 years) Senior Editor @ Oversaw magazine's front-of-book section, "First;" edited feature stories; managed interns and reporters; appeared regularly on television and radio outlets. From April 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 9 months) Senior Editor @ Oversaw coverage and edited feature stories on real estate, healthcare, retail, travel, education and other consumer spending-related topics; managed reporters; appeared regularly on national morning show television programs including the 'CBS Early Show,' NBC's 'Today,' CNN's 'American Morning,' Fox News' 'Fox & Friends' and others. From April 2004 to March 2007 (3 years) Staff Writer @ Wrote stories on a variety of topics and industries with focus on consumer products, retail and the behavior of the superwealthy. Co-edited the Forbes 400 list. Appeared regularly on Fox News Channel's "Forbes on Fox." From March 2000 to March 2004 (4 years 1 month) Reporter @ Reported and wrote stories on a variety of topics with a focus on coverage of entrepreneurs; fact-checked senior writers' stories. As deputy chief of reporters, helped manage reporting and fact checking team. From January 1998 to March 2000 (2 years 3 months) Managing Editor @ Helped oversee editorial direction and covered footwear, outdoor recreation and winter sports beats for industry's leading trade publication. Contributed articles to The New York Times, Self magazine and other outlets. From June 1995 to January 1998 (2 years 8 months)
BA, English @ Cornell University From 1990 to 1994
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