Zev Borow began work as an intern at Rolling Stone. He later moved to San Francisco to work for Might Magazine, which went out of business in 1997. He returned to New York after Might folded, and worked for some time as a freelance writer, penning articles for GQ, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Spin, Vibe and Wired. Between one and two years following his return to New York, he was approached by a representative of Spyglass Entertainment who offered him an opportunity to write a pilot for a television show about a magazine writer. This show never made it to air, nor did the subsequent two pilots that he wrote. After struggling for some time with the business of writing television shows, he joined the creative team of the television show Chuck in 2007. He worked as a story editor and writer, and also co-wrote the Chuck tie-in comic book series. He left the show in 2010 to act as executive producer for the television show Human Target, which has since been cancelled.
Borow currently lives in Rockville, California with his wife, Chloe.