Fiona Zublin grew up in a magical Northern California forest filled with hippies and activists. She accidentally started a cult at the age of 8, and while that was obviously her real talent, she ended up wanting to be a writer instead — same storytelling, slightly better chances for respectability.
She moved on to D.C., accidentally becoming a journalist after university because she thought it’d be practical. Hush. She wound up writing about performance art, opera and the proper way to eat crickets for The Washington Post and producing breaking news at National Public Radio over the course of five years — or as they say in D.C., 1.25 election cycles — which included two presidential inaugurations, a midnight mass in the back of a bar and multiple instances of changing into a ballgown in the back of a cab (“It’s for work, I swear!”)
The romance of being a broke graduate student lured her to London, where she researched foreign correspondents at the London School of Economics and got a front-row seat to Britain’s wacky modern immigration politics. At OZY, Fiona works on the Presidential Daily Brief, writes Immodest Proposals and covers the wolves and s’mores beat. She’s part of our European team and is based in Paris, where her French is more than sufficient for what matters most: ordering pastry and occasionally sparring with strangers about American sourdough bread.