Aside from being Princeton alumni and accomplished writers, Zachary Pincus-Roth ’02 and Eve Weston ’01 have another thing in common: They happen to be married to each other.
Although the two overlapped during their years on campus, Weston and Pincus-Roth didn’t connect until 2007, when they were introduced by a mutual friend from Princeton at a networking event in Los Angeles.
Fast-forward eight years, and the two are happily married and recently received first-place recognition from the Los Angeles Press Club for feature pieces they wrote for the alternative newspaper LA Weekly.
Weston won the top prize in the Best Entertainment Comedy category for her post, “Does Into the Woods Punish a Wife for Adultery and Not a Husband?” and Pincus-Roth won Best Entertainment Feature for his cover story, “Can TV Save India?” The pair also won third place honors for Best Humor/Satire Writing for a piece they co-wrote, titled “Cards Against Humanity: Los Angeles Edition,” also published in LA Weekly.
“It was my first time winning anything for journalism,” said Weston, a TV writer who has contributed to shows like Better Off Ted, The Megan Mullally Show, and Will & Grace. “I was really excited, it was a real honor to be recognized by talented journalists for my work in a field that’s still new to me.”
Pincus-Roth, the deputy editor overseeing arts and culture coverage at LA Weekly, has won several awards from the LA Press Club in the past, but said that this year’s honor was extra special.
“When I went to India to write the article, Eve came with me and it was really helpful to have her along to help with the interviews, and we did that story together in a way,” he said. “And I was the editor for her story, so it was cool that we both helped each other with these stories … it really felt like they were both group efforts.” Continue reading