Arnesa Howell
Professional/Personal Overview
  From cancer and infertility treatments to government-funded clinical trials conducted on HIV-positive foster kids, I've written extensively on women's and children's health issues for national publications. My portfolio is a rich mix of health, pop culture, and human-interest feature and spot news stories for such magazines as People, USA Weekend, and The Crisis. I contribute to Money Magazine and have been on assignment for Glamour. Other noteworthy mentions? I've chatted up "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell and spent a "girls" afternoon with Patti LaBelle discussing food, friends, and career.

I am also a woman- and minority-owned small business registered with the U.S. Federal Government's Central Contractor Registration database. I have a DUNS number.
Contact Info
  Arnesa Howell
Washington, DC 

E-Mail: Questions

What book is on your nightstand right now?
Actually, there are two: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min and White Oleander by Janet Fitch.

What's the best job you've ever had?
I live it every day as a freelance writer.

What's your idea of a perfect Monday morning?
Sitting outdoors at Dean & Deluca with an iced vanilla latte, un pain du chocolat, and the time to soak up the world as it passes by.

Work Samples
Health and Wellness  
(Heart & Soul Magazine, 6/1/2008)
(Heart & Soul Magazine, 6/1/2008)
(USA Weekend Magazine, 5/6/2005)
(AHIP Coverage, 5/1/2005)
(Heart & Soul Magazine)
(Healthplan Magazine)
(The Crisis Magazine)
(The Crisis Magazine)
(Real Health Magazine)
(Real Health Magazine)
(Healthplan Magazine)
(The Crisis Magazine)
Arts and Entertainment  
(, 1/18/2012)
(, 1/15/2012)
(, 5/2/2011)
(, 4/12/2011)
(, 8/1/2009)
(, 6/10/2008)
(, 6/10/2008)
(, 6/10/2008)
(, 6/9/2008)
(, 12/8/2007)
(, 9/7/2007)
(, 8/18/2007)
(, 7/14/2007)
(, 4/22/2007)
Profiles and Features  
(, 4/29/2010)
The inaugural column for the's real estate column, Gathering Spots.
(Grand Magazine, 2/1/2009)
(Heart & Soul Magazine, 2/1/2009)
(Business 2.0, 6/1/2007)
(The Crisis Magazine, 5/1/2007)
(The Crisis Magazine, 5/1/2007)
(The Crisis Magazine, 5/1/2007)
(The Howard Magazine)
(Heart & Soul Magazine, 2/1/2011)
(Uptown Magazine, 2/1/2011)
(Uptown Magazine, 8/1/2010)
(USA Weekend Magazine, 9/3/2006)
Business and Money Matters  
(MONEY Magazine, 10/1/2009)
(Heart & Soul Magazine)
(Heart & Soul Magazine)
(USA Weekend Magazine, 2/18/2007)
(Healthplan Magazine)
Technical Writing  
(BNA's Money & Politics Report, 1/7/1998)
(BNA's Daily Report for Executives, 12/1/1997)
(BNA's Daily Report for Executives, 12/1/1997)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
(The Bureau of National Affairs)
Editorial Consulting-Nonprofit  
(YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, 6/1/2013)
Wrote video script for virtual tour of new Anthony Bowen YMCA
(City Parks Alliance, 1/1/2010)
As a communications consultant for the nonprofit City Parks Alliance, I edited and developed original content for its revamped web site that launched in early 2010.
(JOBS Coalition, 1/1/2009)
Food & Travel  
(Heart & Soul, 12/1/2010)
(Uptown Magazine, 3/1/2010)
(Uptown Magazine, 3/1/2010)
(Heart & Soul Magazine, 8/1/2009)
(Grist, 11/7/2011)
Work Info
Editor 16 Years
Reporter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Entertainment 7 Years
Health 13 Years
Women's Issues 13 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Money Magazine (11+), People Magazine (11+), The Baltimore Sun's UniSun Magazine (6-10), The Crisis Magazine (6-10), Uptown Magazine (3-5), USAWeekend Magazine (3-5), Heart & Soul Magazine (3-5), Business 2.0 (1-2), Glamour Magazine (1-2), POZ Magazine (1-2), Real Health Magazine (1-2), (1-2), The Wall Street Journal Online (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Miller & Long Concrete Construction (11+), Howard University (6-10), Walls Communications Inc. (6-10), America's Health Insurance Plans (1-2)
Other Work History
The Bureau of National Affairs Inc., Reporter/Writer
Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Reporter
The White House, Intern
U.S. News and World Report, Intern
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word
Laptop Computer
Telephone Recorder
Digital Recorder
Cell Phone
2009 Silver Davey Award Winner for Newsletter Excellence
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award of Special Merit
American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Recipient
Society of Professional Journalists
Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), Board of Directors
Scholarship recipient, Poynter's News University, The Craft of the Personal Essay
Guest lecturer, Georgetown Master of Professional Studies - Journalism program
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News
Featured journalist on the California public radio show, "Valley Politics in the African-American Community," for coverage of cancer in the black community for The Crisis Magazine's special health issue
Guest Speaker at Howard University and American University in Washington, D.C., and Temple University in Philadelphia
Managing Editor, JOBS Coalition Pathways Newsletter, a community-based newsletter targeting at-risk youth and in-need District residents
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.