Íris Erlingsdóttir is an Icelandic journalist and writer. Her professional background includes work in radio and television news as a reporter and news anchor for Channel 2 in Iceland and news director for Ingstad Broadcasting in Minnesota. She was editor-in-chief of Icelandic gourmet food magazine Gestgjafinn (The Host) and author and editor of the magazine's cookbook. Íris studied business administration and law at the Commercial College of Iceland and University of Iceland, has a BA in journalism and history from California State University and holds a MA in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Iris has written numerous features and columns on politics and law, as well as cooking, food, and health for Icelandic and American media.