Leslie Bennetts has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1988, writing on subjects that have ranged from movie stars to priest pedophilia, industrial pollution and U.S. anti-terrorism policy. Her 2005 cover story on Jennifer Aniston was the best-selling issue in the magazines history to date, and the People magazine cover story about Bennetts interview with Aniston was the best-selling issue in the history of People.
Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Bennetts spent fifteen years as a newspaper reporter. She started covering so-called womens issues at The Philadelphia Bulletin in the early 1970s, and has continued to write about women, marriage, families and parenting ever since. After five years at The Bulletin, where she won many awards for writing and reporting, Bennetts moved to The New York Times.