I'm a freelance writer reporter who specializes in social trend pieces, compelling, colorful profiles and weird personal stories. My work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Cut, Gawker, SELF, Maxim, VanityFair.com, TIME.com, Elle.com and others.

I'm currently a contributing editor at Vogue.com. I have been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan, the news editor at Cosmopolitan.com, a gossip reporter and features writer at iPad magazine The Daily (RIP), a party reporter for New York magazine online, and a news writer and producer at ABC News.

I live in New York with my husband, daughter and imaginary dog, but my heart is on Lawn Guyland.

Email me at ruizmichelleann at gmail dot com.