jessica p. ogilvie

I'm an award-winning L.A.-based journalist writing about culture and subcultures, labor, sexuality, social justice and women's lives. My work has been published in Playboy, where I was a contributing editor for over half a decade, as well as Los Angeles MagazineCondé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, DAME Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, LA Weekly and more.

My writing was featured in the 2020 book Little America: Incredible True Stories of Immigrants in America (Macmillan), which served as inspiration for the Apple Original Series. I've reported from the road with a long-haul female truck driver, traveled to Sinaloa to cover the intersection of Mexican beauty pageants and the Sinaloa Cartel, and dug deep into Hollywood's dirty secrets.


I've received awards from the Los Angeles Press Club, the California Press Women's Association, and the min Editorial Board. Currently, I'm at work on a memoir.

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