Simplemost is an upbeat lifestyle content brand in the E.W. Scripps digital portfolio. We know life is stressful and the news can be depressing. That’s why we provide a steady stream of good news guaranteed to make you smile and simple solutions to make life easier. Our stories touch all aspects of life — from money and travel to food and home to parenting and pets. No matter the topic, Simplemost is here to inform, delight and help you make the most out of life. Looking to get the most out of your money? Visit our sister site, Don’t Waste Your Money, for thousands of dependable product reviews and the best sales and deals to help you make smart purchasing decisions.

We're here to inform & delight

From cultural news and events, to money-saving advice, quick and easy recipes, and inspiring news about the good things happening in the world, Simplemost is focused on telling interesting stories that inform and delight our readers. We are committed to helping all people — regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation — make the most out of life. 

Our coverage touches all aspects of life including money, food, travel, fashion, home, DIY, parenting and more. We also partner with our sister site, Don’t Waste Your Money, to offer dependable product reviews that help our audience make smart purchasing decisions. 

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Meg Streit

Meg brings over 15 years of journalism experience to Simplemost Media. She was previously the managing editor of Make It Better and her work has appeared in Kiplinger, Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, Refinery29 and Jezebel. Juggling a career and two young kids, Meg is passionate about finding the best products, recipes, shortcuts and organizing tips to make life simpler and more fun. In her (very rare) downtime, she enjoys gardening, travel and dining outdoors on the few days a year Chicago weather permits it!

Jenn Fields

Managing Editor
Jenn Fields serves as Simplemost Media’s managing editor from Colorado, where she has worked as a reporter and editor, freelance and on staff at newspapers, for the past 16 years. After earning her master’s from University of Missouri’s journalism school, Jenn began a decade-long career in community journalism, writing and editing for the Boulder Daily Camera and Denver Post. As a freelancer, she has covered a diverse range of topics, from outdoor culture to climate science to religion.

Taylor Kuether

Taylor Kuether is a writer, reporter and editor with more than 12 years of editorial experience and bylines in The Washington Post, National Geographic, HuffPost, Los Angeles Times and more. Before joining the Simplemost Media team, she served as a digital director at Discovery, Inc. and social media manager at the National Geographic Society. Based in Chicago, she’s a proud Wisconsin native (go Pack!), avid nonfiction reader and fan of comedy, live music and art exhibits.

Stephanie Magrisso

Digital Marketing Mgt
As a graduate of the University Of Cincinnati with years of marketing and editing under her belt, Stephanie deeply believes in our vision to make the most out of life. While managing various stages of production across our brands, she’s honed in on her creativity behind the camera and become a spreadsheet enthusiast. When she’s not navigating life with a preschooler, she’s exploring her passion for travel, food, great wine, music and ALWAYS dancing.

Our Writers & Editors

Jennifer Graham Kizer

Jennifer has written features and essays for over a dozen magazines, including American Baby, Cosmo, Cosmo Girl, Fit Pregnancy, Good Housekeeping, Health, Marie Claire, Parents, Parenting, Redbook, Self, Teen People, and TV Guide. She's currently an editor at Real Simple.
Articles by Jennifer


Marie is a freelance writer and content creator with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. She lives in southwest Ohio with her husband and is almost a full-fledged empty nest mom of two daughters. She loves music, reading, word games, and Walt Disney World.
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Anna Weaver

Anna is a multimedia journalist living in Hawaii.
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Kaitlin Gates

Kaitlin is a freelance multimedia journalist with a background in newspaper and broadcasting. She has a degree in journalism and psychology, enjoys writing, editing, animals, music and movies/TV. When she's not writing, you can usually find her on her yoga mat, whipping up a new vegetarian dish or at a wine tasting with friends.
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Tod Caviness

Tod covered everything from nightlife to Orlando's literary scene (yes, it has one) during his 11 years with the Orlando Sentinel. These days, he's a freelance journalist and recovering poet who lives in Central Florida with his lovely wife, two brilliant kids and one underachieving dog.
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Bridget Sharkey

Bridget is a freelance writer/ghostwriter with a background in publicity. As a ghostwriter, she conceives, researches and composes original content for clients in the fields of business, hospitality, lifestyle, technology and relationships. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and children, Maeve and Malcolm.
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Emily OBrien

Emily is a freelance writer with a niche in wellness, architecture, and lifestyle content. From travel pieces spanning the globe to luxury homes and buildings that dazzle and delight, she’s passionate about shining the spotlight on good people doing remarkable work.
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Kathleen St. John

Kathleen St. John is a freelance journalist. She lives in Denver with her husband, two young children and an elderly mutt named Daisy.
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Brittany Anas

Brittany is a former newspaper reporter turned freelance writer. Before she struck out on her own, she covered just about every beat -- from higher education to crime. Now she writes about travel and lifestyle topics for Scripps New,s Simplemost, Men’s Journal, Forbes, Shondaland, Livability, House Beautiful, Apartment Therapy, Hearst newspapers, TripSavvy and more.
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Helen Lee

Helen is a writer and editor from the Chicago area. She's a single soccer mom who loves volunteering, video games, and tea.
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Lauren Alexander

Lauren is a freelance lifestyle editor and writer who sources inspiration from her international travels. If she's not on the beach, you can find her eating her way through local markets or at home DIYing self care products.
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Patricia Kaowthumrong

Patricia Kaowthumrong is a Colorado-based freelance writer and editor who covers food, travel, pets and other lifestyle topics. In her spare time, she loves exploring, cooking and napping with her cocker spaniel, Teddy Roosevelt.
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