Kate Ward
Kate Ward is the current Editor-in-Chief of BDG Media (Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily), 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.

Bustle's Rule Breakers Issue Is About Defying Expectations — And What's Possible When You Do

If you asked me to name five adjectives that describe myself, “rule-breaking” would hardly top the list. (Those five adjectives would be “friendly,” “driven,” “loyal,” “hungry,” and “really hungry," in case you were curious.) But as I delved into…
By Kate Ward

A Note To Our Readers: Behind Bustle's Awards Season Pledge

Eighty years, 9 months, and 22 days. That's how long it took Hollywood to finally acknowledge a woman director. Though the very first Oscars ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, we did not watch Kathryn Bigelow's triumphant win for The Hurt Locker…
By Kate Ward

A Note To Our Readers: Why We're Banning "Flattering"

Overalls. Turtlenecks. Empire waists. Strapless dresses. Crewnecks. Flats. Off-the-shoulder shirts. Ruffles. Maxi dresses. Wedges. A-line skirts. Jumpsuits. High-waisted jeans. Low-waisted jeans. Skinny jeans. Really, any kind of jean. I have spent…
By Kate Ward

The Best Of Bustle Digital Group: Our Favorite Stories From 2017

For most women, 2017 started in a hopeless place. Or, at least, a confusing place. We had spent years preparing for a future that seemed cemented — one in which reform supporting progressive, feminist ideals would become commonplace. But then, in…
By Kate Ward

Bustle 2017 Year In Review

By Kate Ward & Victoria Warnken

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. Until today. On March 8, 2017, in honor of A Day…
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 national and international tragedy in the form of…
By Kate Ward

A Note To Our Readers On Nov. 9, 2016

A week before the election, I emailed my co-workers. "Where are you watching the results?" I asked. "Because I don't want to be alone!" After all, at that point, this was an election that was all but guaranteed to lead to the first woman president.…
By Kate Ward

This Election, We Want You To Know #OurVoteCounts

There are things that are all together too 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 not to do — call your parents, do your laundry when…
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 respiratory illness complicated by Parkinson's disease…
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 has hit their home Tuesday, the U.S. presidential…
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 climate change. It was a year full of tragedies,…
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 made use of eight attackers (seven of whom police…
By Kate Ward

What Were Donald Trump's Closing Statements?

Considering Donald Trump was booed just minutes into the first Republican Presidential Debate Thursday night, insulted Rosie O'Donnell (and all women, for that matter), and shamelessly feuded with Fox News' moderators, we all expected Trump's…
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 he penned several pieces of work — including 12…
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, three, and not four (Spider-Men), but five Emmys. Quite…
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 Supreme Court's ruling that made bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Uber has paid tribute to the SCOTUS opinion. Open your app and see. (I'll give…
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 must now allow same-sex couples to wed. It's a…
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 to the Charleston Police Department, Roof has…
By Kate Ward

Will Kim and Kanye Have a Boy Or Girl?

For once, we know so little about Kim Kardashian. Or, at least, Kim Kardashian's second child, that is. At the end of the mid-season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian revealed she was pregnant. But, of course, the news was…
By Kate Ward