Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at FORTUNE, where she edits feature stories on a wide range of topics and is responsible for FORTUNE's "40 Under 40" rankings. She is also a co-chair of the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit, speaks regularly at FORTUNE and other business, economics and leadership conferences, and she is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, CNBC’s Squawk Box, and other programming; she is a regular biweekly guest on public radio’s ‘Marketplace.’ Leigh’s first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, was published by Portfolio in August 2013, and has been described as “prophetic,” a “first-rate social history” and “fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.”
Leigh is also co-chair of the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar for the Business and Economic Reporting program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Before joining FORTUNE in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a writer for Forbes. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York.