Magazine Staff

Sally Lee, Editor in Chief

Lee joined Columbia Magazine in 2015. She previously served as the editor in chief of four national magazines: Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, Fitness, and YM. In 2009 she was inducted into the MIN Editorial and Design Hall of Fame along with Anna Wintour and Peter Bart. She holds a B.A. in English from Durham University in England and an M.A. in American Literature from Clark University.

Rebecca Shapiro, Managing Editor

Shapiro joined Columbia Magazine in 2011, after spending five years as an editor in the Random House Publishing Group. She has also worked as a high school writing instructor and college counselor, and has published over 300 articles and book reviews. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.Ed in Higher Education from Harvard University.

David J. Craig, Senior Editor

Craig edits the News, Newsmakers, and Explorations sections of Columbia Magazine and writes mainly about social science and the natural sciences. Recently, he wrote articles for Columbia Magazine about H1N1 influenza, celiac disease, and population control. He received degrees from the University of Connecticut in sociology and English and has worked as a journalist for 20 years.

Paul Hond, Associate Editor

Hond joined Columbia Magazine in 2005. He has published two novels and won several CASE awards for his magazine articles.

Gwynne Gauntlett, Digital Director

Gwynne leads digital marketing for Columbia Magazine and Columbia University’s Alumni and Development Marketing and Communications team. Seeking to better connect alumni and friends with the University, she championed Columbia Giving Day, helped grow the Columbia and CAA social media followings, and most recently developed a mobile app for Magazine readers. She has 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and began her career at Time Warner and Entertainment Weekly.

Joshua J. Friedman, Copy Chief

Friedman ’08JRN, a former editor at the Atlantic and Boston Review, is a writer in New York City. He can be reached at

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