Monica Mercuri is a freelance journalist based in the New York City area. She is currently a contributor for covering the music industry and will join the Forbes Media & Entertainment team in May. Previously, Monica was at Billboard, where she contributed more than 150 articles relating to music, entertainment and music industry news. At Billboard, she wrote compelling music features and premieres for and carried out daily editorial duties for the magazine.

In 2017, Monica started as a beauty and fashion freelancer for the online magazine StyleCaster, after joining the team as an editorial intern in the summer of 2017. At StyleCaster, Monica wrote articles focusing on beauty, fashion and entertainment, attended beauty brand marketing events and interviewed prominent members of the beauty and entertainment fields. Her favorite interviews were with Grammy-nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini and “Modern Family” actress and singer Sarah Hyland.

Monica is finishing her bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. To learn more about Monica, contact her here.