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The Team

Bitches Who Brunch tells you where to brunch, sweat, and where to party in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. We publish every week day, from events to party recaps, theatre reviews, easy-and-delicious recipes, and brunch reviews and guides throughout the week. Interested in reaching our readers? Click here to learn more about partnering with us.

Maggie Walsh Deaver


Jackie Bender


Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager

Kirsten is our Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good biscuits.

Katlin Gnojek

Chicago Food Editor

A management consultant from 9 to 5, Katlin loves marketing, Champagne, and a killer pair of shoes. When she is not working, you can find her unwinding over brunch, at a BodyPump class, or baking to her heart's content at home. Katlin will never turn down a chocolate croissant.

Kayla Mills

Boston Fitness & Food Editor

If she is not filling her week with solo dates to the gym you can bet she is trying out a new boutique fitness class, listening to a podcast or shopping (for food or fashion). Kayla is a 5 time Whole30 veteran and Moscow Mule drinker who will sing almost any Destiny's Child song at karaoke as long as she can be Beyoncé.

Meghan Morrissey

Boston Food Editor

When Meghan is home from her global travels as a pharmaceutical marketer, you can find her tapping back at a spin class or tapping into Boston's restaurant and bar scene. She's never met a Belgian waffle she didn't like and lives by the motto work hard, brunch harder.

Dannah Strauss

D.C. Food Editor

From Michelin restaurants to hole in the wall joints, Dannah is always hunting down noteworthy flavors. Previously scouting out New York's brunch scene, she's now diving right into D.C.'s fashion, art, and, of course, brunch culture one District establishment at a time.

Vinciane Ngomsi

D.C. Associate Lifestyle Editor

Vinciane is our Associate Lifestyle Editor, which is a fun way of saying she knows where to find the best plate of nachos in D.C. Food is her love language, and she can prove it by baking you the most delicious coconut crepe cake you've ever eaten. A Kansas City-bred sports writer by day, Vinciane is still on the hunt to find the best BBQ in the DMV area. Her favorite brunch plate is eggs Benedict with a side of candied bacon.

Kaitlyn Sheehy

DC Fitness Editor

Catch her bopping to a themed spin ride, sipping a cocktail at the newest bar or searching for the next flight to somewhere exotic. Kaitlyn spends her weekdays working in the PR world and battles office chair fatigue by looking for the hottest new fitness studios from barre to boxing.

Shruti Shah

New York Cocktail Editor

Shruti, our resident vegetarian has a love affair with gin, spicy food and speakeasies. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches. Shruti can't resist lemon ricotta pancakes.

Colleen Phillips

Recipe & Lifestyle Editor

Born and raised in the Buckeye state, Colleen is always planning or hosting some sort of themed party. When she is not at her day job as a Program Manager, she’s often found in the kitchen crafting up new snack recipes for Bachelor nights with girlfriends, assembling tasty charcuterie boards, or trying her hand at pup cakes for her beloved Bella. She cannot wait for you to bring these recipes to life in your own kitchen!

Jessica Errera

New York Food Editor

Jessica was born and raised on Long Island and is fluent in pasta, so naturally she landed on the NYC BWB team. When not brunching, you can find her baking (be it desserts or make-up) or curled up on the couch with a good book. She's still searching for a restaurant that will let her eat brunch in pajamas.

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