A born and raised Jersey girl living in Los Angeles., I have been a journalist for 14 years specializing in pop culture (music, TV, and entertainment news), craft beer, and lifestyle/travel in L.A.
Currently, I am a Senior Editor at ETonline and head writer at Hopped LA, as well as a storyteller, social media specialist, freelance writer, and photographer.
My craft beer writing has been featured in Hop Culture, Los Angeleno, and Otober, while my personal essays and pop culture pieces have been published in publications such as XOJane, Bust, HuffPo, LA Confidential Magazine, Myspace, and AltPress. Many of my musings on the oh-so-fun realities of being a young cancer survivor here on my blog, Honestly, Emily, and my craft beer/travel adventures are documented at @hops_and_highways.
Most importantly, I love road trips, craft beer, coffee, palm trees, comedy, and sarcasm. I liberally use blue hair dye, sharpies, and ellipses,,, I am overly nostalgic for all things '90s, especially if it involves Doc Martens, smiley faces, or Nickelodeon TV shows. I can quote all of Empire Records and Gilmore Girls. I am not ashamed to admit that I still listen to emo/pop-punk music, because I need something to defend besides New Jersey.
Interested in working together? Email me: [honestlyemily] @ [gmail] dot [com].