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Maressa Brown

Greater NYC

Maressa Brown

An online & print journalist with over a decade of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing women's lifestyle (e.g. health, love/sex, beauty/style) and pop culture content.

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I Went To 'Bachelor' Contestant Danielle L.'s Nail Salon

On this season of The Bachelor, Nick Viall is whittling down a house full of brilliant and beautiful women all vying for his heart, and among them, there are two Danielles: Danielle M., a neonatal nurse from Nashville, and Danielle L., The Bachelor's small business owner from Los Angeles. In her Bachelor bio, the latter — who is also thought to be one of Nick's frontrunners — says her greatest accomplishment was opening her own business at just 23 years old.
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'Endless Love' Remake Aims to Make New Generation of Heartsick Teens Swoon

Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 film adaptation of Scott Spencer's book Endless Love is a film that haunts me to this day. Starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt as star-crossed lovers Jade Butterfield and David Axelrod -- really young James Spader and Tom Cruise as supporting cast, too -- it's actually more dark drama than frothy romance. But in its 2014 incarnation, directed by Shana Feste and in theaters today, it's a purely effervescent, modern day fairy tale.
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'About Time': Rachel McAdams Shares All There Is to Adore About Her New Movie

If Love Actually, Notting Hill,and/or Bridget Jones' Diary made you laugh, tear up, and want to watch it over and over again, have I got the film of the holiday season for you. Richard Curtis, the mastermind behind those classic romantic comedies, is back with About Time.
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Miley Cyrus's VMAs Performance Was the Final Nail in Hannah Montana's Coffin (VIDEO)

Despite a night filled with noteworthy, talented performances from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake ('NSYNC!) , and Bruno Mars, all we can seem to talk about in the wake of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awardsis the cringeworthy disaster that is now Miley Cyrus. Twerking her way through what can only be described as one of the most embarrassing, disgusting VMAs performances of all time, Miley went to extremes to destroy any remnants of her squeaky-clean, Disney rep.
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Is It Love? Decoding Stars' Red Carpet Body Language

Body language expert Lillian Glass gives us the clues to analyze the stars this awards show season. It's officially the glitziest, glammiest, starriest time of the year—Awards Show Season. As A-listers make the rounds to accept Golden Globes and Oscars galore, we get to see them dressed to the nines in Versace, Alexander Wang, Valentino, etc.
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8 Pairs of Celebrity Best Buds Flying Under the Radar

If you've ever been in a high school play, then you know why there are so many celebrities who forge their friendships on the set. There's the obvious case of forever "Friends" Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, not to mention "Bandidas" Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek, who, we assume, mostly bond over being absurdly hot Latinas with perfect hair.
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Grammy good time

HOLLYWOOD — This year’s post-Grammy party lap widened with a new stop on the map: G.O.O.D. Music’s bash, hosted by Kanye West, John Legend and. Fete, held at the Lot Studios in West Hollywood, was a welcome special on the post kudos menu, which also boasts soirees from Sony/BMG, EMI, Universal, Warner Music Group, the Recording Academy and the William Morris Agency.
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About

Maressa Brown

Whether I'm reporting on women's health research by interviewing medical experts, doing one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jennifer Garner or Selena Gomez, or creating in-depth, visually-appealing features on red carpet or fitness trends, my copy is conversational and substantive. I'm also a media-trained journalist comfortable being on-camera, having represented CafeMom's The Stir in both live and taped-to-air segments as host of "The Daily Stir" web series and a commentator on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and CafeMom's "Moms Matter" Google Hangouts series.

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Skills

  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • ChartBeat
  • Omniture
  • Facebook Signal
  • SEO
  • Social media best practices
  • Magazine features
  • HTML
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • CMS
  • Interviews
  • Web content
  • InDesign
  • Broadcast commentary
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Reporting