LEIGH GALLAGHER is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories on a variety of subjects, oversees Fortune franchises including the magazine’s 40 Under 40 rankings and hosts Fortune Live, Fortune’s weekly half-hour business news show airing Thursdays at 11am. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women and Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summits and speaks regularly at Fortune and other business and economics conferences. Leigh is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, CNBC’s Squawk Box, public radio’s Marketplace and a variety of other outlets. She is a co-chair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Leigh’s first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving (Portfolio, August 2013), has been described as a “first-rate social history,” a “steel fist in a velvet glove,” and “fascinating reading on changing trends in how and where we live.”
Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a reporter and writer for Forbes. Originally from the “urban burb” of Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York. The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving is her first book.