PUBLISHED WORK

New York Times writer Laura Holson

Laura Holson is an award-winning writer and visual journalist for The New York Times. She has been writing about the intersection of money and power in Hollywood and Silicon Valley for two decades and profiled everyone from George Clooney to Donald Trump Jr., Sean Parker, David Geffen, Marissa Mayer, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Ford and Joy Reid. She’s written about Brad Pitt for Vanity Fair, her experience having Covid-19 for The New York Times Magazine and new age gurus for Town & Country. She is a frequent guest on radio shows and podcasts.

Laura was awarded the National Magazine Award for public service reporting, and was one of a team of reporters awarded the Gerald Loeb prize for coverage of the near-collapse of Long-Term Capital Management.

If you are interested in hiring Laura for writing or other projects, please email your request to holson.media@gmail.com.

I survived Covid-19. But the acute phase was just the beginning. It was a months-long nightmare that left me wondering if I would ever be myself again. Read more…

Laura Holson Vanity Fair

World War Z was Brad Pitt’s first attempt to build an action franchise. The movie, rife with delays and on-set drama, cost more than $200 million. Read more…

Donald Trump Jr. has not always seemed at ease with being his father’s son. He became a Republican celebrity and online meme. Read more…

Hey Budtender! Los Angeles’ power brokers of pot crank up the kook. Who says there’s no intellectual life in this city? Read more…

An exclusive NY Times investigation into sexual harassment claims again hotelier André Balazs, who several women said were groped by him. Read more…

Two entrepreneurs turned to couples therapy to solve their business problems. “‘We’re in couples therapy. You are the best. I hate you. I love you.’” Read more…

At 40, Fabrice Grinda moved out of his house, ditched his city apartment and sports car to spend a year visiting friends. His friends, though, weren’t thrilled. Read more…

Laura Holson Town & Country

People today are relying on New Age gurus who are more adept at marketing themselves as spiritual experts than doling out wisdom and sage advice. Read more…

Tom Ford’s most riveting creation — more than the velvet hip-huggers he introduced in 1994 or the writhing, naked models in Gucci ads—is himself. Read more…

As long as there has been an envelope, Oscar parties have pushed it. Read more…

Americans have an insatiable appetite for gruesome crime stories. The 1969 murder of Sharon Tate left many wondering if they could be next. Read more…

David Geffen is using his billion dollar fortune to put his stamp on New York City, much like he did the music business. Read more…

Dede Wilsey, who dominated San Francisco’s art world for decades, is the city’s defiant socialite. Read more…

Reimaging Norman Rockwell’s America: Contemporary artists put their spin on the iconic American artist’s work. Read more…

Witches are having their hour. Read more…

“You know anyone who thinks this stuff lasts and is permanent, to me, is an idiot,” said George Clooney, speaking about fame and influence. Read more…

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