English Department Alumni

Leah Chernikoff '04Leah Chernikoff '04
Executive Editor at Fashionista.com,  a news site that covers fashion industry news, gossip, and the market (with a sense of humor, of course). She was previously a features reporter at theNew York Daily News where she covered the fashion, entertainment, food and lifestyle beats. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal and NYMag.com. She also received a degree in non-fiction writing from the SALT Institute of Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Willing Davidson '99Willing Davidson '99
The New Yorker
Davidson, a fiction editor at The New Yorker, took on the formidable task of editing the legendary Henry Roth’s novel, An American Type, published last year, fifteen years after Roth’s death.

Caitlin Riley '00Caitlin Riley '00
Associate Writer/Producer, HBO 


Nathaniel Vinton '01Nathaniel Vinton '01
New York Daily News.

In 2007, Nate Vinton ’01 became part of an investigative sports team at The New York Daily News writing about performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. That team, including Teri Thompson, Michael O’Keeffe, and Christian Red, won a number of awards for their coverage of the Mitchell Report (authored by Senator George J. Mitchell ’54) and its fallout. In the headline-making book, American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009), they pieced together the “sprawling story of steroid-use [in baseball] into a sleek narrative that reads like an investigative thriller, peopled by a Dickensian cast of characters.” (From a New York Times review.)