Samantha Leal

Education: Northwestern University
Location: Santa Monica, California
Expertise: Lifestyle
  • Samantha is deputy editor at Well + Good.
  • She is a former editor at,, and 


Samantha is an editor with over a decade of experience working in media. She has held editorial positions at XO Group, Latina magazine, and Marie Claire. Sam is a contributing writer for InStyle, Business Insider, Bustle, RealSimple, Glamour, Dujour, HipLatina, The Bump, The Knot, and more.


Samantha received her B.S. in Journalism and History (African) from Northwestern University.

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.

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