Samantha Leach

Samantha Leach is the Entertainment Editor at Large at Bustle, where she writes about books, music, and film. In her role she's interviewed a wide-array of celebrities from Stevie Nicks, to Jacob Elordi, to her personal hero: Judy Blume. Previously, she spent three years at Glamour: working her way up from features assistant, to assistant editor, and then associate culture editor. She also worked on the Netflix documentary, 'Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.' Outside of Bustle, Samantha is hard at work on her debut book, 'The Elissas,' which will be published by Hachette in 2022. You can follow her newsletter, 'The Spiel,' on Substack, where she interviews all of your favorite Jewish figures about their bar mitzvahs. Her bat mitzvah theme? "Club Samantha." And no, she's not ashamed of it.