A journalist and radio shoe host, Bridget LeRoy co-hosts Mondays at Matriark with Matriark Founder Patricia Assui Reed and Theresa Roden, Founder of i-tri.
Bridget was brought up in a privileged Hollywood/New York show business family, complete with opening nights, trips to exotic lands, lavish family gatherings, backstage and movie set visits, and partying with New York’s glitterati.
Her great-grandfather, Harry Warner, founded Warner Brothers Studio. Her grandfather, Mervyn LeRoy, directed and produced over 80 Hollywood classic films, including "The Wizard of Oz." Her father, Warner LeRoy, was the restaurateur responsible for New York landmarks like Maxwell's Plum, Tavern on the Green, and the Russian Tea Room.
Her mother, Gen LeRoy-Walton, is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, as well as a screenwriter, and her stepfather, Tony Walton, is one of the most revered Broadway and film production designers of all time.
Bridget co-founded The East Hampton Independent in 1993, which became The Independent newspaper, and functioned as the arts editor and company president for the first seven years, returning as managing editor in 2015. During her tenure, she was the recipient of more than four dozen regional and national awards for journalism and editing. She has interviewed everyone from Steven Spielberg to Martha Stewart, from the Clintons to Julie Andrews, Linda Ronstadt to Jane Fonda.
No newcomer to radio, Bridget has hosted several programs, including "Culture Queen" on WNTK Talk Radio in New Hampshire, and Authors Night 2018 for 88.3 WPPB FM (now WLIW), Long Island's only NPR station, interviewing Alec Baldwin, Candace Bushnell, Robert Caro, Lee Child, and other literati.
Bridget also co-founded CMEE, the Children's Museum of the East End. She bought, renovated, and ran the New London Inn from 2004 to 2010, and created the "Gnus of Gnu London" community art project, which raised money for an arts center in New Hampshire.
She currently co-hosts "Sundays on the East End" with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow on 88.3 WLIW FM. Other hats she's worn along the way: goat herder, ordained minister, pug breeder, and nude model for some of the world's greatest living artists.