Shane Michael Singh

Senior Editor, Playboy magazine

Location icon Beverly Hills, California

I am an award-winning journalist and editor living in Los Angeles, and currently Senior Editor of Playboy magazine.

I specialize in men's interest stories, lifestyle features, LGBT news reporting, political journalism, enterprise reporting related to sex and culture and long-form celebrity interviews. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a 2010 NASPA fellow, my 10-year career in storytelling has taken him from covering the biggest events in entertainment for TV Guide to tracking the Windy City's dining scene for Chicago magazine to editing the iconic Playboy magazine. In 2016 I served as a key staff member in the magazine relaunch of Playboy, which received almost 1 billion media impressions.

I have written for Out, REALTOR, Time Out LA, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. For two years I penned a sex column, "The Singh-le Life," for the LGBT news startup Spectrum, owned by Wrapports, and Chicago Phoenix. I have interviewed Oscar winners, thought leaders, Donald Trump and yes, Playmates.

In 2016, I won Folio:'s Eddie Award for Best Article in a Men's Magazine for editing and ghostwriting "My Deportation," published in Playboy in March 2016.

Portfolio

Playboy

Playboy
06/16/2016
Dear Straight People...

In the days since Omar Mateen killed 49 innocent people at the Orlando gay club Pulse, landmarks around the world have been illuminated with rainbow colors, late-night TV hosts have grieved with their audiences and social media has roiled in debate over cause and effect.

Playboy
07/01/2015
Q&A: Randall Park

Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park discusses his roles in Veep, Wet Hot American Summer and The Interview.

Playboy
Becoming Attraction

Editor/writer of Becoming Attraction featuring Halsey, Tinashe, Nicole Beharie, Jessica Barth, Zella Day and more.

Playboy
03/01/2014
Tech: Device Squad

A road map to the best apps for adventure-seeking weekend warriors.

Playboy
06/01/2014
Free-Market Hypocrisy

Why is Chris Christie's administration trying to take electric cars off the road?

Singh-l Life Sex Columns

Blog Posts

Time Out Los Angeles
03/10/2015
5 Cheap Dates You Need to Try Before Your Next Pay Check

If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest drawbacks of putting yourself out there is how costly it can be. For a middle-income man like myself, it’s a constant concern whether my plus one will pick a five-star steakhouse that’ll leave me eating Larabars for a week.

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