Samantha Leach

Samantha Leach is the Entertainment Editor at Large at Bustle, where she writes cover stories, celebrity profiles, and cultural criticism. In this role she’s interviewed everyone from Charlie Puth to Tina Brown.

Previously, the Pitzer College graduate spent three years on the features team at Glamour and severed as a production assistant on the Netflix documentary, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. Her work has also appeared in New York magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, as well as many other publications.

Her debut book, The Elissas, was published in June 2023 and was heralded by the New York Times as a, “Smart and gripping debut [in which] Leach refreshes a familiar heartbreak by weaving the stories of these three lost young women into a larger, more complicated and ultimately tragic narrative of a nation not so much losing the war on drugs as on a death march every bit as doomed as the last battles in Sparta.”