Jessica Seigel
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Award-winning journalist Jessica Seigel is a Glamour Magazine columnist and New York University adjunct journalism professor who uses science and history to debunk cultural myths. Her features for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Los Angeles Times, Salon,Ms. Magazine,The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler and many more have reached millions.

Seigelís lively commentary and investigative reporting have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox TV, and The O'Reilly Factor. She won the prestigious Front Page Award for a Lifetime Magazine investigation of the breast and the bra. And her report on bonobo sexual politics and human nature for Ms. Magazine and exposť of diet fraud for Los Angeles Magazine earned top prizes from the National Society of Journalists and Authors. A regular speaker for university and think tank panels, she has been cited in many books, like Alan Dershowitz's bestseller Reasonable Doubts, and anthologized in the pop culture volumes Reading Desperate Housewives (I.B.Taurus, 2006) and Women's Voices, Feminist Visions (McGraw Hill, 2005).

After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Seigel began her career as a Chicago Tribune writer and national correspondent, covering Hollywood and major national stories such as the O.J. Simpson murder trial, including reporting daily live on TV. She honed her radio skills as the flamboyant ďCountess of CultureĒ for NPRís Day to Day and co-hosted a daily talk show on the XM Satellite Network. In magazines, she documented the rise of celebrity and the Internet as a Buzz Magazine Contributing Editor and Brillís Content Senior Writer.

French and Spanish-speaking, Seigel has reported in both languages from Southern California, Mexico, Spain, France, Africa and the Bronx. In New York, she patrols the parks on horseback as a member of the cityís mounted auxiliary.