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 TimesElle, The Atavist, The Guardian, and many other publications. In 2017, I was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for public interest journalism. 

My first book, Asking for a Friend, came out in April, 2018 from Nation Books/Hachette.. 

I currently work at Gimlet Media. Previously, I was a supervising producer at Vice News Tonight on HBO, where I oversaw the program's feature stories. Before that, I was a producer on the award-winning podcast Serial and at Page1. 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.

Please send story tips, feedback, secrets, dog photos, etc. to jessicaweisberg[at]gmail.com. 

I'm represented by Kristine Dahl at ICM. For inquiries about Asking for a Friend, please contact Kristina.Fazzalaro@hbgusa.com.

Headshot by Cassandra Giraldo