Brook Bolen wearing a blue sweater

Brook Bolen

City Editor

Born and bred in Western North Carolina, Brook is based in Asheville, NC and has written for publications including Thrillist, Vice, the Guardian, and Salon. Prior to joining 6AM City in 2019, she worked as the assistant editor of WNC magazine. She enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring the city with her family.

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