Kristen O'Brien


Kristen O’Brien is a writer and editor. A graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism, she has worked in various capacities for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ELLE magazine and Texas Monthly. She was also appointed editor-in-chief for the launch of the website for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

She has written for ELLE,, Marie Claire, Travel + Leisure, Variety, Condé Nast WWD, Time Out, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Austin-American Statesman, The Salonniere, Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, and Tribeza. She is currently the Austin stringer for People magazine. Born and raised in London, she has spent most of her career in Paris and New York. She now lives in Austin, TX. Visit