Sheila McClear is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously, she was a freelance writer, with bylines in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine's Vulture, and Longreads. Before that, she was a features reporter at the New York Daily News and the New York Post. She is also the author of a book about Times Square. She lives in Manhattan and is a Mets fan.