Rachel Sklar is a lawyer, television personality, media blogger, and freelance writer.
Sklar's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, Wallpaper*, The New York Post, and The Village Voice. Her first book, the co-authored "A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor," was published in 1998.
Sklar previously wrote and edited FishbowlNY, a New York-based media industry blog. She went on to become the Media & Special Projects Editor for the Huffington Post, where she also wrote and edited the site's Eat the Press page. She left the Huffington Post to join The Daily Beast. She has also worked at Abrams Research and as Editor-at-Large for Mediaite.
Sklar has appeared on Fox News on the debate show "Fox News Watch," and on "Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld."
Sklar has founded two advocacy sites: Change The Ratio, which promotes the careers of women in new media and tech; and Charitini.com, which promotes social micro-giving. She launched tech start-up, The Li.st, that serves as "a platform for awesome women."
Sklar was raised in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, where she was on the debating team, serving as the Vice-President Communications of the University Students' Council, and a contributor to the campus newspaper, The Gazette. She received her law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.