Vanessa Gregory

Vanessa Gregory has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Men's Journal, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, and Outside. More

Vanessa Gregory has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Men's Journal, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, and Outside. Formerly, she was an award-winning reporter for the Bakersfield Californian, a daily newspaper in California’s Central Valley. She holds a master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and she lives and works in Oxford, Mississippi. She also teaches at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism.

Vanessa Gregory: This week

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

What makes a story great? The storytellers behind House of CardsThis American LifeThe Moth, and more reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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