Ivy Jacobson Ford

Ivy Jacobson Ford
Title: Associate Director, Research and Testing, Commerce
Education: Pace University, Florida State University
Location: California

Ivy Jacobson Ford is the Associate Director of Lifestyle Research and Testing on the Commerce team. She joined Dotdash Meredith in 2022. She has 12+ years of experience in the lifestyle content and commerce space.


  • Ivy's original reporting and interviews as a brand spokesperson have been featured on ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, Bloomberg, AP, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and more.
  • She contributed to The Knot's Folio Award win for Best Native Consumer App and serves as a Pace University Adjunct Professor.
  • Ivy is also a mentor for Girls Write Now and a member of the Women's Media Group.


Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Ivy held managing editorial positions at Apartment Therapy, Country Living, Food Network star Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman, The Knot, and more. She's written, edited, and overseen commerce content for every facet of travel you can imagine—including destination weddings, domestic road trips, the best smart travel accessories, and beyond.

Ivy grew up in Florida, lived in NYC for 12 years, and now resides in California, but holds hiking boots and flip-flops in equal regard. She'll always be up for touring the nearest historical home, is a firm believer in not asking for too many recommendations before a trip, and always leaves her travel toiletry bag stocked up and packed, ready to go for the next time.


Ivy has a master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University in NYC and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University.

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process