Koa Beck is the former editor-in-chief of Jezebel and co-host of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s The Takeaway. Previously, she was the executive editor of and the senior features editor at

Her literary criticism and reporting on gender, LGBTQ rights, culture, and race have appeared in, The New York Observer,,,,, among others. Her short stories have been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, and Apogee Journal. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and serves on the board of directors of Nat.Brut, an art and literary magazine. 

Koa is a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School for the spring 2019 semester. She is at work on a forthcoming book about white feminism for Atria Books.