For more than a decade, I’ve covered the news business and the intersection of media and politics.

I started out on the media beat as the New York Observer‘s “Off the Record” columnist before joining Politico as the publication’s first media reporter. I covered media for Yahoo News and HuffPost before rejoining Politico, where I wrote and edited the Morning Media newsletter and served as senior media reporter. I’m currently senior editor at Vanity Fair‘s “The Hive,” helping oversee coverage of politics, media, tech, and Wall Street.


Beyond the newsroom, I served as a Visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton in Fall 2018, teaching the “Media in America” seminar. I have also taught advanced reporting and media criticism at New York University as an Adjunct Professor.

I’ve moderated panels for the New York Press Club, Center for Communication, Association of Magazine Media, and NYU’s Center for Publishing. I’ve also have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, NY1, Al Jazeera English, and numerous talk radio shows.

Before focusing on the news media, I worked as a fact-checker for Artforum and Bookforum magazines and have written for Bookforum, The Fader, Nylon, Blackbook, The Brooklyn Rail, and New York Press. I also wrote the New York Observer‘s real estate column, “Manhattan Transfers.”

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