This Minneapolis native and lover of all things ’90s will tell you without shame that her favorite film is Titanic and her favorite band is Hanson. Yes, you read that correctly. Seriously, no shame.
After a brief stint in Chicago for college, Molly realized she wasn’t built to withstand minus-15-degree temperatures and snow in April, and so she headed for the year-round California sunshine. She first landed in Los Angeles, where she schlepped video equipment and made frequent coffee runs as a TV production assistant while taking trips up to San Francisco every other weekend to visit her long-distance boyfriend. In the end, true love and the picturesque rolling hills of the Bay Area won out. Molly has lived in San Francisco for five years and firmly believes that the ocean and mountain proximity, the incredible food scene and, above all, the people make SF the greatest city on Earth.
In 2017, Molly took a quick hiatus from the Bay Area to spend the year traveling through Latin America with her partner. They hiked the Cocora Valley in Colombia, swam in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán, ate freshly caught lobster in Belize and drank micheladas promptly at 3 p.m. every day in Mexico. On the Honduran island of Utila, Molly discovered her crippling fear of scuba diving — ironic considering she has no qualms about skydiving.
These days you can usually find Molly with earbuds in, not listening to Hanson — OK, sometimes listening to Hanson — but more often engrossed in one of about 40 podcasts she’s completely addicted to. Her faves? Reply All from Gimlet; Death, Sex & Money from WNYC; and, of course, The Thread by OZY. After stints in social media and web production, Molly found her way to journalism and hasn’t looked back. She covers the tech and business beats for OZY and annoys her friends by constantly mining them for fresh, undiscovered story ideas.