Danielle Friedman

Title: Journalist and author
Education: Duke University, Columbia University
  • Journalist with 20+ years of experience
  • Author, "Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World"


Danielle Friedman is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering stories related to health, gender, and culture. Most recently, she authored her first book, Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World. Previously, she launched and ran Fusion’s Sex+Life vertical as a senior editor. She has worked on editorial staffs at major outlets like NBC News and The Daily Beast. Danielle also spent time as a nonfiction book editor at the Penguin imprints Hudson Street Press and Plume.

Danielle has been a freelance writer, editor, and producer since 2017. Her work appears in The New York Times, Vogue, The Cut, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, the Washington Post, InStyle, Health, and more. She has appeared as a guest expert on several podcasts and public radio programs.


Danielle received a bachelor's degree in english from Duke University. She later went on to earn her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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