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  • Nancy Jo Sales is an award winning journalist and author who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’sBazaar, and many other publications.
  • She is known for her reporting on youth culture and crime and for her profiles of pop culture icons.
  • She won a 2011 Front Page Award for “BestMagazineFeature”and a 2010 Mirror
  • Award for “Best Profile, Digital Media.” Her 2013 book, The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World, tells the true story behind the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring, which was on Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair piece “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.”
  • Her most recent book, American Girls:  Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, was a New York Times best seller and explored social media’s effects on adolescents in an age when teens are coming of age in a hyper sexualized online culture.
  • Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Sales graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1986.  She became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in 2000. She has a daughter, Zazie, and lives in the East Village in New York City.