Based in Los Angeles, Sarah Fuss Kessler is a freelance writer, editor, and journalist. Her yearlong investigation into a high school #MeToo uprising in the farming town of Merced, CA appeared in Medium's current events publication, GEN, and was a Longreads editors' pick. Subsequently, she helped adapt it into a radio piece for NPR's Latino USA. Sarah's reporting has also appeared in outlets such as Los Angeles magazine and Pacific Standard, and she recently served as a nonfiction editor at Los Angeles Review of Books, where her new flash essay can be found online. Pieces she commissioned for LARB have been featured on Lit Hub, Hyperallergic, and 3 Quarks Daily.
Formerly, Sarah was the special projects senior editor at TakePart.com, a news startup owned by Participant Media, known for films such as Spotlight, Food, Inc., and An Inconvenient Truth. She restructured TakePart's education, food, and wildlife sections, which entailed recruiting, managing, and editing nationally recognized experts and emerging journalists. A column she developed there now runs in the New York Times. At Participant Media, she also served as executive editor and producer of a joint website with MSN (MSN Causes) about international social and environmental justice.
During four years at Yahoo!, Sarah became the senior food editor, wrote the Fresh Picks blog, and oversaw food content strategy with writers and partners, such as Mark Bittman, Serious Eats, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit. Her stories and those she edited ran regularly on Yahoo's front page. Her start in publishing began as associate editor at the city magazine WhereLA, writing for weekly papers in Columbus, OH, and interning at Talk magazine. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars and her BA in English from Cornell University.
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