Karen Shimizu — Saveur

Karen Shimizu covers international drinks, foods and cooking.  She has written about the International Edible Book Festival and regional snack options. Shimizu was previously assistant editor for the magazine. Shimizu graduated from Smith College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies. She has a master’s in journalism from New York University. Karen Shimizu, [...]

Kate Bennett — Washingtonian

Kate Bennett has been the weddings and style editor at the Washingtonian since March 2012. She is also the editor of Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian MOM. She previously worked as the editor in chief of Capitol File, where she covered high society, lifestyle, fashion and entertainment in Washington, D.C. from late 2010 to [...]

Lauren Matthews — Country Living

Lauren Matthews is the senior web editor for Country Living. She formerly worked as a style editor for BiZBash New York. Matthews has also served as a senior associate editor, associate editor and assistant editor at Brides magazine. Additionally, she has worked as an editorial assistant at First for Women. Matthews earned a bachelor’s degree [...]

Michael Potemra — National Review

Michael Potemra is a literary editor at the National Review and writes a monthly book column for the magazine. He previously served as an aide to President Reagan and as a research assistant in the White House speech writing office. He also worked at President Reagan’s grassroots PAC, the Citizens for America, and as a [...]

Robert Rufino — Elle Decor

Robert Rufino is the interiors editor for Elle Decor, where he coves trends and artists in interior design. Rufino was previously the interiors editor for Architectural Digest and a senior editor at large for House Beautiful magazine. Prior to that, he worked at Tiffany & Co., from 1996 to 2008, first as vice president of [...]