Lesley Messer

Lesley Messer

Studio 20 2010

Job: Entertainment Editor at ABC News
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

What I Do Now

I oversee the network’s online entertainment coverage and work with the other platforms (TV, radio) to make sure our reporting is consistent.

Before Studio 20

I was a writer for People magazine.

During Studio 20, I worked directly with…

The Economist, The New York Times, People

Final Project Partner


Problem I helped solve…

I worked to better understand ways to use Facebook as an editorial tool, and developed a posting strategy.

Professional hops since graduating…

This is the job I got after my time in Studio 20.

Why Studio 20

Studio 20 gave me insight into how digital journalism works and gave me the tools and confidence to succeed in that market.