Jessica Leigh Mattern

Jessica Leigh Mattern

Jessica Leigh Mattern is an editorial director and reporter for People, InStyle, and Real Simple magazines, where she unveils the latest commerce trends. Previously, Jessica worked as an editor for Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Country Living, concentrating on beauty, health, pop culture, food, and travel. She creates timely content for’s “I Shop Amazon for a Living” series, and her works have appeared in publications like Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Business Insider, and Time. Jessica studied design and merchandising at Drexel University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She went on to receive a master’s degree in magazines, newspapers, and online journalism. When she’s not interviewing celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, and Joanna Gaines, you can find Jessica tackling a DIY project or seeking out the next best restaurant in NYC.

• 7+ years of writing and editing experience in the lifestyle space
• Holds the role of editorial director and reporter for People, InStyle, and Real Simple
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University with a bachelor’s degree in design and merchandising

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