Taysha Murtaugh Taysha Murtaugh is an Editorial Director with nearly a decade of experience creating cooking and lifestyle content. She leads a team that specializes in testing and reviewing food and kitchen product.Expertise: Food and Drink, Lifestyle, Entertaining, Kitchen Product ReviewsTaysha Murtaugh is the Editorial Director for the Food & Drink Group on the commerce team.She has nearly a decade of experience creating and editing food and entertaining content.After joining Dotdash Meredith in February 2019, she helped launch the product testing program.Her work has been featured in many publications including The Spruce Eats, Martha Stewart, LivingWell with Diabetes, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman's Day.She now leads a team of writers and editors focused on in-depth reviews and roundups.ExperienceAfter her first job at LivingWell with Diabetes and Better Homes and Gardens, Taysha moved to New York City to work at Martha Stewart, where she gained experience covering a wide range of lifestyle topics, including food and entertaining. She further honed her writing and editing skills at Country Living and Woman's Day, where she penned everything from recipe roundups to gift guides for food lovers. At Dotdash Meredith, where she landed in 2019, she helped kick off product testing across lifestyle brands. Today, she leads a team of writers and editors focused on in-depth product reviews and roundups. Under her direction, the food sites have evaluated everything from cast iron pans to air fryers. She now lives in Los Angeles and is tasting her way through the city's incredible restaurant scene.Taysha received her BS in Journalism at Iowa State University. While in college, she interned at Better Homes and Gardens and the entertaining department at InStyle. She was a finalist for a Hearst Editorial Excellence Award and received a nod from The New York Times for her original reporting. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.