100 Women We Love 2016

Here’s to this year's class of the women who inspire us, give us hope, make us laugh and make us want to get up and dance. 


“My insatiable curiosity led to my pursuit of journalism as a career,” says Brooke Sopelsa, who boasts over 12 years of experience as a producer, writer and reporter. She received her M.A. in journalism from Columbia, and began her career as a production assistant at Time Warner Cable’s Channel 10 News in New Jersey. At Columbia, she co-produced, shot and edited Queer Streets, a doc about queer homeless youth screened at festivals and on Logo TV. She was also a writer/producer for CNBC.com; producer for MSNBC.com (garnering a GLAAD Media Award nomination for her vogueing story); and producer at HuffPost Live, where she created and produced Mind Your Business; QueerView; and C-SUITE, an interview series with CEOs. Today, she’s a managing editor at NBC OUT, the just-launched queer news site from NBC. “The most rewarding aspects of my work are learning new things practically every day and introducing others to topics or ideas that may have previously been completely off their radar.” In her free time, Sopelsa volunteers for the nonprofit NewFest and sits on their board of directors. Looking to expand her horizons, she’s working toward an MBA from NYU’s  Stern School of Business. –GH

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