Hello, there!

My name is Monica Mercuri, and I’m a freelance writer based in Connecticut and New York City. Since January 2019, I’ve freelanced as a contributing writer to Forbes.com, where I’ve covered the business of media, Hollywood, and entertainment.

In my dozens of interviews with public figures, I’ve been able to speak with celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff, Queer Eye hosts Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk, Sarah Hyland, Noah Schnapp, Ashley Tisdale, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and more. My writing has also appeared in BillboardStyleCasterFlighthouse MediaForbes Magazine, and The GW Hatchet.

I also work full-time in legal marketing for Lemberg Law, one of the largest consumer law firms in the nation. I am currently applying to law school to obtain my J.D. in the future.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs with a B.A. and Special Honors in Journalism & Mass Communication. I also enjoy murder mystery podcasts, golden retrievers (or any type of doggo for that matter), and finding the recipe for the best gooiest chocolate chip cookies out there.


A Quote That Inspires Me

“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others.”

Michelle Obama