JESSICA PRESSLER is a staff writer at New York magazine. She is the the former editor of the magazine’s news blog, Daily Intelligencer, and a regular contributor to GQ and Elle. In 2015, Pressler was nominated for the National Magazine Award. Her work has appeared in the 2012, 2013, and 2015 editions of Columbia Journalism School’s anthologies of Best Business Writing.
Pressler came to New York from Philadelphia, where she was a staff writer for Philadelphia magazine and the Philadelphia Weekly and graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in English. After her 2005 New York Times piece, which referred to the city as “The Sixth Borough,” she was virtually run out of town, and was fortunately granted asylum by New York. She is originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Queens (Which, incidentally, is the next cool borough.)