Leah Flickinger, Executive Features Director at Hearst Enthusiast Group

Leah has been editing longform narrative stories for more than 20 years and currently directs features for Bicycling, Runner's World, and Popular Mechanics. In her previous role as Editor-in-Chief at Bicycling, she steered the brand to four National Magazine Award nominations, including General Excellence and Feature Writing, as well as inclusion in The Best American Sports Writing. More recently, she conceived of and edited "12 Minutes and a Life" by Mitchell S. Jackson for Runner's World that won both the 2021 Pulitzer Prize and the National Magazine Award for feature writing. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania.