Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and interning at
Late Night with David Letterman
, she went on to write for such publications as
O, The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour
The New York Times Magazine
and for the VH1 television show
, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing. She married the show's producer, Paul Leo. They live with their daughter and three dogs in Manhattan.