Abigail Jones is a writer, editor and bestselling author in New York City. She is a Senior Writer at Newsweek, where she has written cover stories on Jane Goodall; America’s college drinking crisis; the sexualization of tween girls, and homophobia in figure skating. She has profiled Delia Ephron and Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock, and investigated Alzheimer’s disease, the Slender Man stabbing and menthol cigarettes. (If you’re in the mood for a love story, try this one.)
Before joining Newsweek, Abigail worked at the Forward, The Daily and The Atlantic, and freelanced widely. She co-authored the New York Times non-fiction bestseller “Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival in Prep School,” now a Lifetime Original Movie. She has received fellowships through News21 and the Columbia University Age Boom Academy.
She has an M.A. in Arts and Culture Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, an M.S. in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College. She graduated from Milton Academy. Born and raised near Boston, she plays squash and tennis, looks for any excuse to travel, and is the least-cool person living in SoHo you’ll ever meet.