EP 120: Let’s Get Physical with Author Danielle Friedman


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About Danielle:

Danielle Friedman is an award-winning multimedia journalist who specializes in telling stories at the intersection of health, sexuality, and culture. Her first book, Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World, is forthcoming from Putnam Books (Penguin Random House) on January 4, 2022. PRE-ORDER NOW!

Danielle's writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, the Washington Post, NBC News, InStyle, The Daily Beast, Health, and other publications. She recently worked as a freelance development editor at Amazon Original Stories, where she edited novella-length nonfiction. Other recent projects include Fusion TV's Peabody-nominated television show Sex.Right.Now., which she co-produced, and the Guardian's Mother Load series, which she co-edited.

From 2014 through 2016, Danielle launched and ran Fusion’s Sex+Life vertical, growing it to become the site's most popular section. Previously, she worked as a senior editor at NBCNews.com, where she ran the site's front page and broke the viral story that Facebook and Apple had begun to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.

The feature won the 2015 Gracie Award for best digital news story and generated commentary in more than forty outlets, from The New York Times to The New Yorker. Before that, she worked as a senior editor at The Daily Beast, where she served as deputy to the executive editor, oversaw health and lifestyle coverage, and co-ran live coverage of Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit.

She began her career as a nonfiction book editor at the Penguin imprints Hudson Street Press and Plume, where she acquired and edited health, culture, humor, and memoir titles.

Danielle holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband, NBC News reporter Daniel Arkin, and their son.

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