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Rachel Sklar
Born December 8, 1972 (1972-12-08) (age 37)
Residence New York
Nationality Canada
Alma mater University of Toronto
Occupation Attorney, blogger, author
Employer various publishers, various publications
The Huffington Post

Rachel Sklar (born December 8, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a lawyer and New York-based media blogger.[1] She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she was the Vice-President Communications of the University Students' Council, as well as a regular contributor to the campus newspaper, The Gazette. She was also an active member of the University of Western Ontario Debating Society.[2][3] She graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she was valedictorian.[4] She was a corporate lawyer in Stockholm and New York[5], before switching careers to journalism.

Sklar became a full-time freelance writer on a wide array of topics. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Glamour, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, Wallpaper*, The New York Post, and The Village Voice. Her numerous publications in Canada, including the self published book A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor (Toronto: 1998, Parnassus Books), which she co-authored with the dentist Howard Rocket (the father of one of Sklar's close friends from childhood) about his stroke and recovery.

Sklar was, until 7 November 2008, the Media & Special Projects Editor for the Huffington Post[6]. She wrote and edited the site's Eat The Press page. She previously wrote and edited FishbowlNY, a New York-based media industry blog. Sklar is a guest panelist on Fox News Watch, a current events debate program on the Fox News Channel, and she has made appearances on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, which is also a Fox News program.

She is currently working on Jew-ish, a humorous book about cultural identity, for HarperCollins.

In Jan 2009 she left the Huffington Post to join The Daily Beast. Currently she works for Dan Abrams, at Abrams Research, "a media-focused expert network," regarding which some media outlets have articulated concerns that the firm's business model may be in conflict with journalistic codes of conduct. Abrams is currently the publisher of Mediaite, a media news website. Sklar is the Editor-at-Large for Mediaite.


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