Esther Lee - Deputy Editor, The Knot

Esther Lee

Deputy Editor
  • Esther is the Deputy Editor of The Knot. She currently leads all content on The Knot Wellness, focusing on financial, relationship, and mental wellbeing.
  • She oversees The Knot's travel vertical (honeymoons, destination weddings, bach parties), as well as overarching features and trends.
  • She proudly serves on the Advisory Council of VOW For Girls, focusing on ending the injustice of child marriage around the world.

Esther is the Deputy Editor at The Knot, specializing in travel, wellness and wedding features. She is currently a New Yorker with a tireless appetite for adventure. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to awe-inducing destinations (to inspire your honeymoons, of course!), getting to know her community, and hosting her own unofficial book club. 


Esther joined the wedding industry in 2016 as the Senior News Editor of The Knot, where she built the News division of the brand. She has penned, managed and spearheaded everything from brand activations, like The Knot's partnership with Crazy Rich Asians, and the 2018 Royal Wedding. A reporter at heart, she enjoys picking the minds of the industry's finest while storytelling across the most pertinent topics impacting couples and wedding professionals at any given moment. 

Prior to weddings, Esther 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. 


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 Today showWall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance and more. She frequently moderates panels and appears on podcasts to discuss everything from stationery to the future of weddings. 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

What’s your all-time favorite wedding song?

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

Dream celebrity wedding guest?

My one request is for Peabody Award-winning journalist Andrea Mitchell: Please officiate my future ceremony. (Does anyone have her number?)

Best wedding after-party snack?

I believe the best snacks are reserved for the next morning. For that reason, my most memorable take-home snacks have been the Momofuku Compost Cookie and bagels from Sadelle’s.