Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Margaret is BDG's Features Editor and works on major editorial initiatives, partnerships, and brand extensions across Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, NYLON, and The Zoe Report.

She was previously BDG's Director of Features and Brand Initiatives, overseeing all digital issues across brands, and she has served as the managing editor of both Bustle and Romper, which she launched in 2015. Before coming to BDG, she was the founding editor of Huffington Post Women. She also worked at Babble.com during the Mommy Bloggers’ true heyday, and she was once a very unsuccessful features assistant at Vogue.

She is a graduate of Princeton, got her masters degree in journalism through NYU's program in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and has taught graduate students in the Publishing department of NYU's School for Professional Studies.

In her own writing and reporting, she focuses on stories that challenge traditional ideas about what it means to be a woman, a mother, and a family. She also covers eating disorders, dieting, and body image, and she once wrote a rousing ode to the children’s book Giraffes Can’t Dance.

Originally from New Orleans, she lives in Manhattan with her wife, four children, and a vizsla named Clay.