Jen Murphy is the deputy editor of Afar magazine, a three-year-old travel magazine based in San Francisco. As deputy editor, Jen assigns and edits feature stories, essays, columns, and also produces special sections and packages. She is a recent California transplant and loves being able to live the lifestyle she once wrote about during her eights years at Food & Wine magazine.
Jen started as an intern at Food & Wine and worked her way through the editorial ranks to eventually become travel editor. Her food and wine obsessions are kept in check with her passion for fitness. Jen has written a bi-weekly column called “What’s Your Workout” for the Wall Street Journal since 2004. She has also written for Runner’s World, 7 x 7, and Foam magazines. Jen is an adjunct professor at NYU. Her recent travels have taken her to Switzerland, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and Mexico.