Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Vicky Ward has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2001, specializing in investigative reporting. She has profiled, among others, Jean-Marie Messier, Carly Fiorina, CIA agent Valerie Plame, businesswoman Louise MacBain, Morgan Stanley, Bruce Wasserstein, Francois Pinault, the Getty, the Guggenheim, Leila Hadley Luce, and Kate Moss. She has also covered society figures, including the late Mrs. Astor and the London feud over Harry’s bar, as well as the worlds of art, business and mercenary activity in Africa. She is a columnist for the Huffington Post and a contributor to Bloomberg TV. Her critically acclaimed book, The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Inside Lehman Brothers, released by John F. Wiley & Sons, Inc on April 4, 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller.
Before Vanity Fair, she was the executive editor of Talk Magazine and the News Features Editor of The New York Post. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The London Times, The London Evening Standard, and The Daily Telegraph. In 1994, she was the runner-up for the Catherine Pakenham Award, Britain’s most prestigious award for young women writers. She holds a masters in English literature from Cambridge University.