About Me

Bio

Leo Bear is a freelance journalist specialising in travel, wellness and interiors. During her 13 years in the industry she has interviewed a colourful array of characters from Hollywood Oscar-winners to African crocodile farmers. Publications she contributes to include Condé Nast Traveller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden, Tatler, Quintessentially, Mayfair magazine and Brides. Leo also pens the ‘Spa Goddess’ section in Travel Weekly's luxury quarterly magazine Aspire. In an online capacity, Leo writes for Telegraph Luxury, RunninginHeels, The Arbuturian and is a UK correspondent for The Luxury Spa Edit (Huffington Post). A regular face at Vogue House, she offers sub-editing and writing services and has a broad copywriting client base including Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Condé Nast Digital, One Luxury Marketing, 20th Century Fox, Virgin Digital and Zodiak Media Group.

Background

Leo has a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from City University and is a member of the NUJ. She started her career at the Fulham Chronicle newspaper on the arts desk then spent five years as an entertainment reporter at BBC Worldwide. In 2004 she went freelance and moved to Los Angeles. From the Hollywood hills, Leo filed copy to Grazia, Marie Claire, Total Film and The Sunday Times and shared her showbiz escapades in a column entitled 'I Love LA' published in TV Hits magazine.

She returned to London in 2006 to pursue new challenges in the world of lifestyle and travel writing working as a sub-editor on Quintessentially magazine for two years. Today, when she isn't working to a deadline or tweeting from exotic climes, she can be found lunching with fellow freelancers on the Kings Road.