Evgenia Peretz has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1999, covering a wide range of topics. A frequent profiler, she has written about dozens of intriguing figures in politics, media, Hollywood, and the arts, including Silvio Berlusconi, Francois Hollande, Megyn Kelly, Al Gore, Sally Quinn, Dinesh D’Souza, Chelsea Clinton, James Frey, Nan and Gay Talese, and Melania Trump. Her article about President Bush’s presence in Texas, “High Noon in Crawford,” appeared in The Best American Political Writing 2006. She has written extensively about private school culture, including investigations into Georgetown Prep in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and most recently, the college admissions scandal.
Also a screenwriter, Evgenia co-wrote Juliet, Naked (2018) and Our Idiot Brother (2011). She executive produced the documentary Theo Who Lived, about freelance journalist Theo Padnos, who was held captive by Al Qaeda for two years. Evgenia has a BA in Fine Arts from Harvard College and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University.