Hello! I'm an award-winning writer, producer, and editor focused on narrative nonfiction.
My writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times, Elle, The Atavist, The Guardian, and many other publications. (See my articles page for more.) In 2017, I was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for public interest journalism.
My first book, Asking for a Friend, comes out in 2018 from Nation Books/Hachette.
I'm currently a supervising producer at Vice News Tonight on HBO, where I oversee the program's feature stories. Previously, I was a producer on the award-winning pocast Serial and at Page 1, Mark Boal's film production company. My producing work has received an Emmy nomination and won an Edward Murrow Award.
I started my career on the editorial staff of The New Yorker, and have also worked as an education reporter in Chicago.
I studied comparative literature at Brown University and fiction writing at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and our dog, Finn.
Please send story tips, feedback, secrets, dog photos, etc. to jessicaweisberg[at]gmail. My agent, Nat Jacks, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homepage image by Joanna Neborsky. Headshot by Cassandra Giraldo