Leigh Belz Ray

Title: Features and News Director
Education: The College of New Jersey
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Expertise: Celebrities, Pop Culture, Entertainment, Occasions
  • Leigh is the founding editor of Instagram's @shop account.
  • Along with her work at InStyle, you can also see Leigh's published work in Billboard, SELF, Ladies Home Journal, Q magazine, and more.


Leigh joined InStyle in 2016 as their Features and News Director. She project-managed cover stories, culture, fashion, and beauty features in-book and online across 30 issues. She also played a role in bringing in new creative talent and worked with celebrity essayists including Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Judy Greer, and more. Her previous roles include working as a Consulting Editor for Glamour and an Editorial Director for The Lucky Group, Inc.


Leigh graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Women and Gender Studies.

About InStyle

InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.

Latest from Leigh Belz Ray
Rose Byrne
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Salma Hayek
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Meg Wolitzer 
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2 Dope Queens's Phoebe Robinson on How to Master Valentine's Day for Every Relationship Status
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union on Learning to Speak Out After Her Rape
Neri Oxman
Badass Women: Laura Dern Interviews Boundary-Breaking MIT Scientist Neri Oxman
October Cover Star Julianne Moore Gives Us a Lesson In Character: "The Worst Thing You Can Do to Someone Is Not See Them"
Emma Freud
Emma Freud: "I’m Not Interested in Spending My 50s Pretending I’m in My 40s"
Julie Klausner InBook
Difficult People's Julie Klausner Is Unhappy—And OK With It: "Don't Mood Shame Yourself"
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba on How Her Daughters Are Carrying on a Family Tradition
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "Singles" with this Rock Playlist
Forget Game of Thrones, This is Summer's Best Dragon Book
Feminist Books TOUT
24 Empowering Books Every Feminist Needs to Read
March Horoscope 
Astrologer Susan Miller on Why Love Is in the Air in March
February Horoscope Lead
Astrologer Susan Miller on What February's Two Big Eclipses Will Mean for You
InStyle JAN HOR - Lead 2016
Astrologer Susan Miller on Why the Planets Will Keep You on Your Toes in January
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Lion's Dev Patel on Acting Opposite Rooney Mara, His First-Date Look and More
InStyle November 2016 Horoscope LEAD
Astrologer Susan Miller on What November's Planetary Harmony Will Mean for You
October Horoscope Illo Libra - Lead 2016
Susan Miller on Why October's New and Full Moons Will Lead to Personal Reinvention
Susan Miller Lead
Astrologer Susan Miller Joins Team InStyle!
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She Blinded Me with Science: The Must-Read, Girl-Power STEM Book
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5 Real-Talk Work Tips from The Career Code
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From Friends to I Love Lucy: 25 Iconic TV Shows Set in New York City