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 recently published in Medium's current events magazine, GEN. Longreads featured the story as an editors' pick, and Sarah's byline can also be found in publications such as Los Angeles magazine, Pacific Standard, and Shondaland. She is a nonfiction editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, where pieces she commissioned have earned recognition by Lit Hub, Hyperallergic, and 3 Quarks Daily.
From 2011 to 2014, 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 from the Bennington Writing Seminars and her BA in English from Cornell University.
Hobart has published Sarah's prose poetry; Glimmer Train recognized her fiction with an honorable mention; and in 2016, Forbes interviewed her about L.A.'s secret treasures, which she curated in her newsletter at the time, One Thing L.A.
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