Monica Mercuri is a freelance journalist based in the New York City area (but is currently traveling Europe in the Spring of 2019). She currently is a contributor for Forbes.com covering the music industry. Beginning in May, she will be full-time on Forbes’ Media & Entertainment team. Previously, Monica was at Billboard, where she contributed more than 150 articles relating to music, entertainment and music industry news. At Billboard, Monica also conducted interviews with prominent music artists, wrote compelling music features and premieres to Billboard.com and carried out daily editorial duties for the magazine. Her articles have been shared by artists including Khalid, James Bay, Bryce Vine, Nina Nesbitt, Jeremy Zucker, Buddy Guy, Robert Glasper and more.

In 2017, she was a beauty and fashion freelancer for StyleCaster, after starting as an editorial intern for the website in the summer of 2017. At StyleCaster, Monica wrote about beauty, fashion and entertainment, attended beauty brand marketing events, communicated and built relationships with PR representatives and interviewed prominent members of the beauty and entertainment fields. Her favorite interviews were with Grammy-nominated country music superstar 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.