My name is Marli. I’m the executive editor at Inc. magazine, where I work closely with Inc.’s editor-in-chief to plan content for the brand’s print and digital platforms and live events. Under my Work tab, you’ll find a few of the editorial projects I manage at Inc. I also engineer workflow processes, help steer content strategy and oversee assignments for a dynamic staff of journalists committed in earnest to the founders who trust and believe in our content.
I fell in love with journalism as a kid reading my father’s subscription to David Granger’s Esquire and then Adam Moss’s New York magazine. As the gay daughter of a conservative Republican fundraiser, I came to this industry in the pursuit of objectivity and fairness—hoping to advocate for people whose primary objective was not to amass power or wealth but to create. I consider myself fortunate, as a journalist, to have made a living largely by serving and celebrating others.
In the earliest days of my career, I introduced rising indie musicians like Jenny Lewis and Iron and Wine to newsweekly readers around the country and sometimes to each other. In subsequent years, I moved to Nantucket year-round to cover the remarkable people who inhabit and visit the island, hosted my own live show on SiriusXM and became skilled enough at research and fact checking to moonlight as an investigator for a few lawsuits you’ve likely read about. Somewhere in there, I also gave a few corrections to Martha Stewart.
My reporting has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, NPR, and more, and I’ve been on panels alongside the likes of Brian Williams, Brian Farrelly, Anne Meara, and a long list of high-profile entrepreneurs and business executives. These days, I live on the West Coast with my partner, who works as a behavioral psychotherapist. I’m always up to discuss queer media, video games, the history of cocktails, under-the-radar musicians and points of interest along California’s Central Coast.