Grace Rubenstein

Editorial Director

Grace is a San Francisco Bay Area-based journalist, editor, and multimedia producer specializing in health science. She tells stories through words, sounds, images, and video — or any combination thereof — while maximizing the unique storytelling power of each medium. Grace’s award-winning work has appeared in the Atlantic online, New York TimesBoston GlobeSTAT NewsLongreads, and the Center for Investigative Reporting (Reveal). Her radio tales have reached the airwaves of Morning Edition, KQED’s The California Report, and PRI’s The World. Besides telling her own stories, Grace helps others craft theirs; she is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation, and as an editor for the TED Conferences’ TED Books coaches authors to transform their big ideas into engaging prose. Her dream story is one that compellingly explains how the forces outside us (culture, environment) and inside us (biology) shape our behavior and thus our health. Grace speaks fluent Spanish, can’t resist a good salsa beat, and has lived in Mexico and reported stories across languages.