Blaise Zerega is managing editor of Alta. An award-winning writer and editor, his journalism has appeared in the New Yorker, WIRED, Conde Nast Portfolio, Forbes, and other publications. His short stories and poems also have won several honors. Blaise's media appearances include such television shows as “Today” and “The View” as well as programs on NPR and CNN. He attended the United States Military Academy, New York University, and received a Michener Fellowship for fiction writing from the University of Texas.