Kate Torgovnick
CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders (Touchstone, 2008)

Kate Torgovnick grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and moved to New York City after high school to attend Barnard College at Columbia University where she majored in sociology. Upon graduation, Kate worked at Jane magazine as an assistant to iconic editor Jane Pratt, and worked her way up over the next few years to become an associate editor. Kate left Jane in 2006 to research and write CHEER!. She also began a career as a freelance writer, writing regularly for the New York Times and Page Six Magazine. Her articles have also appeared in Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Observer, The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, Metro, Radar, Good Housekeeping, ReadyMade and British Glamour. Kate is currently the news and pop culture editor at TheFrisky.com, a laugh-out-loud webzine for women in their twenties and thirties.