Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana, and she has a lot of jobs. Her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, will be published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford hosts The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-hosts The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, and is the former host of seasons one & three of Mastercard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Kelly Stacy, who is also a writer, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy.
Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Mailchimp Presents, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Allure, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Netflix Queue, Domino, Cup of Jo, and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017.
While working as an executive for Matter Studios, Ford focused on developing web series and documentaries. She was also the host of the first season of Audible's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).