Leslie Pariseau is a writer and editor in Brooklyn. She is co-founder and features editor at PUNCH, an award-winning web magazine about the culture of drinking (in collaboration with Penguin-Random House/Ten Speed Press). A former senior editor at Saveur, she's written for The New York Times, The Ringer, Slate, Vulture, AFAR, GQ and Esquire among others. Leslie is co-author of the James Beard-nominated SPRITZ, and holds an MFA in fiction from Hunter College. She's at work on a novel.
Leslie moonlights as a copywriter for Stranger & Stranger, a design firm that specializes in spirits, wine, and cannabis branding identity. She is a founding producer and writer at Animals & Co., a creative production studio that makes weird, wonderful, way-out-there TV, documentaries, and podcasts.