Vanessa Grigoriadis

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Vanessa Maia Grigoriadis (born in New York City, New York) is an American journalist.


Grigoriadis is of Greek descent and grew up in New York City. When she was younger she played classical violin and danced. Grigoriadis graduated from Wesleyan University. She also spent a year studying the sociology of religion at Harvard University.


Grigoriadis is a generalist writer for The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Her feature Power Girls reportedly inspired the MTV reality series PoweR Girls.[1] Her work does not cover one specific topic. She has been working on and off for the New York magazine since she graduated from college. Here, she began working as an editorial assistant and eventually worked her way up to becoming a contributing editor at the age of 25. In 2003, she was a writer on the Style desk at the New York Times.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Grigoriadis received the National Magazine Award in 2007 in profile writing for a profile of Karl Lagerfeld.[3] She was nominated in 2008 for feature writing, a piece titled Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass,.[4] She was also nominated for a Mirror Award for a profile of Arianna Huffington.


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