Meryl Gordon is the Director of Magazine Writing at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is the author of Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach, published in December 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and a New York Times bestseller.
A magazine writer for nearly 25 years, with more than 150 major features to her credit, she has specialized in profiles, politics, business and lifestyle features. She has been a contributing editor at New York Magazine and Elle, and her articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Marie-Claire, Reader's Digest, More, Redbook, Gourmet and Travel & Leisure.
A native of Rochester, N.Y. and a graduate of the University of Michigan, she covered economics out of Washington, D.C. for Gannett News Service and USA Today. She began her career as a newspaper reporter for the Cincinnati Post, and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.