I'M JESS






    Freelance Writer + Reporter

    you can find me in Chicago

    pop culture obsessed

    aspiring Lifetime movie writer


  • What I Do

    After drawing inspiration from my adventures in Los Angeles and New York City, I made my way back to my Midwestern roots in Chicago. From there, I've honed experience in digital news and long-form writing, entertainment journalism, celebrity and sports reporting, event management 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 before taking the leap back into the freelance world in September 2019. In my over 8 years of red carpet reporting for Us, I've had the privilege of interviewing celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Gabrielle Union and many more.


    Other outlets I've contributed to include travel and lifestyle writing for Bespoke Concierge Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine and Binge Magazine. I have also spent time writing powerful pieces for APlus.com and penning a dating and relationship section for About.com.


    Beyond my writing work, I've worked as a nationwide event manager where I've traveled all over the United States and sharpened my people skills. Outside of the box, I've coached high school softball and taught a journalism program to children and teens in Chicago, something I am very proud of.


    Next up ... ready to tackle a variety of projects including writing Lifetime movie scripts. I'd love to work with you, so don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Read My Stuff!

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

    View my celebrity writing here!

    Articles ranging from exclusive celebrity interviews, breaking news and more.

    Celebrity, Lifestyle, Travel and More!

    Prepare to drool.

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

  • More About Me ;)

    I'm more than just my work.

    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 dogs Yogi Berra and Fettuchine (a.k.a. Chinni). I'm motivated daily by Sal and never go more than 3 hours without making myself laugh.


    I enjoy trivia nights with my sister, concerts with her and my mom, attending fundraisers and bettering the world around me any way I can. You can always count on me to throw an epic dinner party for pals regardless how big or small the occasion!

  • Reach Out

    Drop me a line so we can collaborate!