Kate Ward
Kate Ward is the current Editor-in-Chief of Bustle.com, the former Executive Editor of Hollywood.com, a former editor and writer for 'Entertainment Weekly' and EW.com, and a member of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in 'Glamour' magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.

Latest Articles

A Note To Our Readers On March 8

On June 18, 2013, Bustle was born. Since then, our editors have been publishing dozens of articles, essays, and features every single day, seven days a week, on the issues that matter most to women. ...
By Kate Ward

The 50 Best Stories On Bustle In 2016

One glance at your Facebook feed will prove there are few people who aren't eager to close the book on 2016. After all, its pages were tough for so many people to endure. The year not only brought us ...
By Kate Ward

This Election, We Want You To Know #OurVoteCounts

There are things that are all together too are easy to do (press the snooze button, go on an accidental $300 ASOS spree, hit "Continue Watching" on Netflix), and things that are altogether too easy no...
By Kate Ward

Fans React To Muhammad Ali's Death

On Friday, beloved athlete Muhammad Ali died at 74, leaving behind a legacy that all people — heavyweight watchers or not — could appreciate. And Ali, who passed away in Phoenix following a respirator...
By Kate Ward

How 2016 Candidates Reacted to Brussels Attacks

Just four months after 130 people were killed in a series of Paris terror attacks, Europe has been targeted once again. And while world leaders across the continent have responded to the terror that h...
By Kate Ward

The 51 Best Bustle Articles Of 2015

It's impossible to sum up 2015 with just one word. It was a year full of victories, as we saw when the Supreme Court made banning same-sex marriage illegal or when nearly 200 countries vowed to combat...
By Kate Ward

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Terror

According to a statement released on social media, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks, which killed over 120 people Friday. The militant group said in its statement that it m...
By Kate Ward

'Ragtime' E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

The author well-known for capturing significant moments in history, E.L. Doctorow, has died, according to The New York Times. Doctorow was 84, and died following complications from lung cancer. Though...
By Kate Ward

Break Out The Pinot Noir For 'Kimmy Schmidt'!

Time to break out the pinot noir! Because everyone's favorite winter distraction, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was nominated for five Emmys on Thursday. That's right — not one, not two, not,
By Kate Ward

How Uber's Celebrating SCOTUS' Gay Marriage Ruling

The White House did it. Airlines have done it. And now, even Uber has done it. Following the Su
By Kate Ward

The White House's Twitter Tribute Is Gorgeous

As if the end of the week isn't enough of a happy occasion, turns out there's much more to celebrate this Friday. After the Supreme Court ruled bans on gay marriage unconstitutional, all 50 states mus...
By Kate Ward

Dylann Roof Charged With 9 Counts Of Murder

Following the mass shooting Wednesday that led to the deaths of nine people between the ages of 26 and 87, alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder. According...
By Kate Ward

What Will Kim Kardashian Name Baby No. 2?

And you thought Bruce Jenner would be the only headline to come out of this season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. At the close of the mid-season finale of the E! reality series, Kim Kardashian re...
By Kate Ward

Kris Jenner Really Commits To The Met Gala Theme

The Kardashians never miss a chance to step into the spotlight. (Well, except for that one time.) And, considering all the ruckus
By Kate Ward

8 Crazy Sarah Jessica Parker Hats

I have always wanted to be a hat woman. One of those people who could confidently don some ridiculous fedora, Panama, or, hell, even a pillbox hat and not be self-conscious about the fact that everyon...
By Kate Ward

Katie Holmes' Met Gala Instagram Is Gorgeous

Okay, so if there was one person in the Holmes family we'd want to see on the Met Gala red carpet, it's Suri Cruise. But, if the 9-year-old couldn't show up at the ritzy event, we'll settle for her co...
By Kate Ward

Who Is The Town Crier?

Anyone paying attention to the news when Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby girl Saturday has one image in their minds. No, not the image of the royal baby herself — crowds and media celebrating her ...
By Kate Ward

The Best Gift The Royal Baby Got

Forget onesies and plush animals. Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby girl, born Saturday, has been given gifts that are far, far cooler than anything you and I received when we were just hours o...
By Kate Ward

Paying Tribute To Nepal With Prayer Flags

Following a tragic earthquake that struck 50 miles outside of Katmandu, killing over 800 people and counting as search efforts continue, those who are watching the disaster unfold miles upon miles awa...
By Kate Ward

Nepal Earthquake Leads to Deadly Everest Avalanche

UPDATE: According to reports, the death toll on Mount Everest following the Nepal earthquake has rose to at least 18. Search efforts continue, though aftershocks have slowed rescue. EARLIER: Even more...
By Kate Ward

Bruce Jenner To Get New Reality Series

During Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer Friday night, E! released a press statement announcing the inevitable — a new reality series starring Jenner, who had just come out as transgender dur...
By Kate Ward

14 Things Runners Hate About Running Outside

There are few things in this world that are universally true. The sky is blue. Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. And, of course, the treadmill is the worst. There really is no debate on ...
By Kate Ward