Pamela O'Brien

Title: Wellness and Lifestyle Journalist and Editor
Education: Syracuse University, B.S. in Journalism

Pamela is a wellness and lifestyle journalist based in New York. An experienced editor, she has delivered stories on a variety of subjects including health, food, fitness, beauty, fashion, travel and home. Pamela previously served as Sweet July’s Deputy Editor, Shape’s Deputy Editor for 7+ years, and Fitness Magazine’s Executive Director for 9 years.

Pamela attended Syracuse University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Her work can be seen on MSN, ABC News (Australia), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Shape, Parents, Chicago Health, and Sweet July.

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

Latest from Pamela O'Brien
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Andra Day Shape September 2021
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The Power of Asking for What You Want, According to a Psychologist
Jessica Seinfeld Is Dispelling the Idea That Veganism Has to Be All or Nothing
Jessica Seinfeld Is Dispelling the Idea That Veganism Has to Be All or Nothing
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Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev Share the Inspiration Behind Their Healthy Wine Company
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How Pets Can Help Improve Your Social Life
Vanessa Hudgens Shape Mag November 2021
Vanessa Hudgens Is Done 'Trying to Suppress Pieces' of Herself
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A Sleep Expert Answers All the Questions You Have About Zzz's
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Kaitlyn Dever Is Leaning Into the Tough, Emotional Roles That Spark an Important Dialogue
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Lana Condor On Why She'll Never Stay Silent About the Violence Against the Asian Community
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Sloane Stephens Wants You to Understand the Power of Paying It Forward
MJ Rodriguez Shape Mag September 2021
Mj Rodriguez Is 'Never Going to Stop' Advocating for Empathy Towards Trans Folks
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How Developing 'Body-Image Resilience' Can Help You Unlearn Toxic Narratives