Esther Lee - Senior Editor, The Knot

Esther Lee

Senior Editor
  • Oversees all news and trending content at The Knot.
  • Defines new terms for the wedding industry.
  • Thrives in interviews both for her stories and in reverse, for the brand.

Esther is the Senior Editor at The Knot, specializing in news, trending, and thought leadership content. A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, she is now a proud New Yorker who is deeply invested in the growth and stability of the Greatest City in the World. Her interests largely involve adventure and finding one-of-a-kind experiences: traveling to awe-inducing destinations, reading about far-flung places, writing fiction for fun, exploring pockets of NYC, and building a brighter world ahead. 

Experience

Esther joined the wedding industry in 2016 as the Senior News Editor of The Knot, where she built out the News division of the brand. Her greatest accomplishments at The Knot include leading content efforts for the 2018 Royal Wedding, overseeing a partnership with Warner Bros. for the 2018 world premiere of Crazy Rich Asians, and helping couples and the industry navigate COVID-19. 

Prior to weddings, she diligently nurtured her expertise in the entertainment and lifestyle fields, first at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s digital properties, where she trained under Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and staffers who taught her the foundation of journalism. 

That role was then followed by a fast-paced, three-year stint at Us Weekly, where she served as a staff editor thriving most during breaking news beats and awards seasons. A master interviewer with an innate curiosity, Esther has published interviews and built a rapport with some of the most admired and accomplished names of our time. 

Education

Esther holds a B.A. in International Politics with a concentration in History from the Pennsylvania State University, where she was an active member of THON, sat on the Homecoming Committee, and had an illustrious study abroad experience focused on English Literature. 

Awards & Associations

Esther has been quoted across dozens of media outlets, most notably the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Parade and more. She frequently moderates panels and appears on wedding industry podcasts to discuss everything from stationery to how to navigate a crisis. As such, Esther is a trusted figure and expert in the wedding industry, driven by her desire to help businesses and couples throw beautiful, memorable occasions that last a lifetime. 

Important Questions from The Knot

Best advice for to-be-weds?

YOMO: You only marry (hopefully) once—so why not enjoy the process of planning your wedding? 

What’s your all-time favorite wedding song?

“New York, New York” only if it’s played in New York, New York. 

Dream celebrity wedding guest?

I have one request and it’s for Peabody Award-winning journalist Andrea Mitchell to officiate my ceremony. Does anyone have her number?

Best wedding after party snack?

I believe the best snacks are reserved for the next morning. To that extent, my two favorites are the Momofuku Compost Cookie and bagels from Sadelle’s.