About Me

Jen Murphy is a writer and editor currently based in Boulder, Colorado. She has written the Wall Street Journal's "What's Your Workout" column since 2003 and has profiled the exercise routines of everyone from politician Sarah Palin to NFL quarterback Drew Brees. Jen spent eight years working as an editor at Food & Wine magazine in New York City and fell in love with craft beer, amaro, sea salt brownies, and the gorgeous plates made by Hering Berlin. Her tenure as Food & Wine's travel editor took her on a railway journey across India and surf adventures in Nicaragua, among other delicious journeys.

 

In 2011, Jen moved to San Francisco to become the deputy editor of AFAR magazine. She has been an adjunct professor at New York University since 2011 and teaches courses on magazine and web editing. Her writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal Off Duty, Departures, Men's Journal, Vogue.com, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, Dorado, Men's Health and Esquire. She is the editor of Wildsam Field Guide: New England and the author of The Yoga (Man)ualJen's obsessions include surfing, snowboarding, yoga, running, hiking, biking, ice cream, the beach, beer and all things travel. Her current travel wish list includes surfing in Sri Lanka, hang gliding in Oman, exploring Iran and going on a food crawl across Japan.