Abigail Pesta

Abigail Pesta

Abigail Pesta is an award-winning journalist who has lived and worked around the world, from London to Hong Kong. Her investigative and feature reporting has appeared in global outlets including Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC News, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Carte-Mere, Newsweek and many others. Her work has been honored with four National Headliner Awards, two New York Press Club Awards, five Exceptional Merit in Media Awards, two Clarion Awards, a Front Page Award and many others. She is a vice president of the Overseas Press Club in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @AbigailPesta.

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