Have you ever dreamed of working as a journalist for a major newspaper or magazine? Where do you start? Who do you pitch? In today’s Express Yourself!™, our teen hosts, both aspiring journalists, Youngjoo Ahn and Katelyn Darrow discuss their journeys and also interview major players who are doing exactly what they want to do. First up is Kimmy Veklero, a sophomore at Cal Berkeley who writes a blog, Murmurs from the Bathroom Wallfor the Daily Californian that has been called the “coolest blog in college media” by College Media Matters, an official partner of the Associated Collegiate Press. Former beauty editor for the New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl!, and Seventeen., Melissa de la Cruz, talks about her journey from being a journalist to becoming a NY Times best selling author of numerous adult and YA novels including the Blue Bloods series (with three million copies in print), the Au Pairs series, the Ashleys series, and more. Her Witches of East End series has just been made into a TV series on the Lifetime Channel and she released her newest fantasy thriller for teens, Frozen.

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