Fortune assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher’s provocative book The End of the Suburbs sparked a national debate on the future of how and where we live. The celebrated journalist and business news correspondent expertly discusses the future of the way we live, the revitalization of our cities and the changing American Dream at economic conferences, real estate summits, and corporate events. Leigh also discusses women in leadership, lessons from the best young innovators in business, and the bright spots and challenges facing the economy.
About Leigh Gallagher
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune, where she writes and edits feature stories, helps steer the brand’s multi-platform editorial coverage, oversees FORTUNE’s “40 Under 40″ rankings and serves as the host of Fortune Live, Fortune.com’s weekly half-hour business show featuring interviews and analysis with key players in business and leadership. Leigh is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and speaks regularly at Fortune and other business, economics and thought leadership events. Leigh is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, CNBC’s Squawk Box and public radio’s Marketplace. She is co-chair of the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Leigh’s provocative book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, started a nationwide conversation on the future of how and where we live. Leigh has discussed the book on television outlets including the TODAY Show, Meet the Press, Morning Joe, the CBS Evening News, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and in publications including Fortune, Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, People, Real Simple, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post and more. The End of the Suburbs has been described as a “first-rate social history,” a “steel fist in a velvet glove,” “prophetic,” and “fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.” She is now at work on her next book, about the rise of the groundbreaking and disruptive sharing-economy company Airbnb.
Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney and a writer for Forbes. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York.
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