• About My Work

    After drawing inspiration from my adventures — both personal and professional — in Los Angeles and New York City, I made my way back to Chicago where I began my work as an entertainment writer and reporter. Over the years, I gained extensive experience in digital and breaking entertainment news, long-form writing, entertainment journalism, celebrity and sports reporting, and more.


    My work has been featured in Us Weekly, where I spent more than two years as a staff writer on the digital news team. In my over 8 years of red carpet reporting for Us Weekly, I had the privilege of interviewing celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Gabrielle Union, and many more. In 2021 -- just two months after welcoming my daughter -- I was lucky enough to receive an opportunity to work on the digital team at Entertainment Tonight.


    Other outlets I've contributed to include ESPN, Elite Daily, PopSugar, Parade, and Motherly. I've also worked as a travel and lifestyle writer for Bespoke Concierge Magazine and Newport Beach Magazine.


    While I have since stepped back from working full-time in order to focus on raising my two daughters, I have continued to work as a freelance writer and would love to use my knowledge and experience to create a platform where people can come to learn about places and products that have helped me in my journey as a mom.

  • To Go, or No?

    As parents, we all want to give our children the best experiences and spend time creating memories together as a family. When deciding where to spend money, it can be difficult to navigate whether something will be worth it or not. I'm here to help! I'll cover everything from local events, to kid's concerts, to the best places to travel with your little ones. Not to mention, I'll throw in some product reviews! Feel free to contact me if you have something you'd like me to review.

    Despite my daughter loving all things CoComelon, I was hesitant to take her to this live event...
    We've all been through a lot in the last few months, there's no doubt about it. Everyone's...
  • Read My Stuff

    A selection of projects and editorials I've been involved with. Feel free to click around and stay a while!

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    View my celebrity writing here!

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    Articles including exclusive celebrity interviews, breaking news and more.

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    Celebrity, Lifestyle, Travel and More!

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    Mom news and more! Including my exclusive interview with Hilaria Baldwin, who shared her powerful advice for others suffering pregnancy loss.

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    Prepare to drool.

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    Let's keep things on a food beat, shall we?

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    Meet The 2019-2020 New Jersey Hall of Fame Sports Nominees

  • A Bit About Me

    I'm more than just my work.

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    I believe in living life to its fullest and finding inspiration in everyday life. When I'm not working, you can find me indulging in fitness, red wine and the love of my family, friends and dogs. You can often find my husband, Sal, and I exploring our neighborhood or taking strolls in the city with our beautiful daughter.
    Sal and I welcomed our baby girl, Salma, in December 2020 and life has definitely not been the same. My goal is to provide her a life rich in experience, so you'll always find us trying out new things and taking in culture all around us.
    You can always count on me to throw an epic dinner party for pals no matter how big or small the occasion!
  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    Despite my daughter loving all things CoComelon, I was hesitant to take her to this live event due to her age (22 months at the time) and the 7pm show time. I was lucky enough to win tickets to CoCoMelon Live! JJ's Journey from a Macaroni KID Chicago Northside giveaway, and so off we went, very...
    We've all been through a lot in the last few months, there's no doubt about it. Everyone's experience with the coronavirus pandemic has been different, but I think there's one thing we have all learned since March: Self-care is necessary for our physical, mental, and emotional health. For me,...
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    Drop me a line so we can collaborate!