Amanda Robb is a New York-based journalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, New York, O (Oprah), Marie Claire, Glamour, More, and many other national publications. Before becoming a reporter she worked as a television script writer (ABC's "All My Children," et al.) and a political speechwriter.
I knew something horrific had happened just from my friend Lisa’s email: “R U watching the news?” When you report on violence, when your family has been pierced by violence, people assume you are interested in violence. And you are. Very.