Tina Dirmann

New Orleans, LA USA

Professional Experience

I am a very experienced freelance writer, covering such wide ranging topics as Hollywood/entertainment news, life style features, crime, food and travel. I've been published in national magazines and newspapers, both as a full time staffer and as a freelance or contract writer. I've written about some of the nation's biggest stars, most notorious criminals, top chefs and luxury travel destinations. I'm fast, reliable, accurate and versatile. And, best of all, I have a proven track record (clips available upon request).


8 Years
8 Years
18 Years


10 Years
10 Years
18 Years


Newspaper - National
18 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Los Angeles Times Magazine (10+), Orange Coast Magazine (10+), USA Today (food writer) (10+)

Other Work History

I've also been on staff or freelanced for E! Entertainment network (on camera and online writer), Washington Post, LA Times newspaper (staffer), Us Weekly (staffer), Cosmopolitan Magazine and 944 Magazine. In addition, I've written 2 true crime books.


MacBook Pro, digital camera, In Design, PhotoShop


Professional references available upon request.


Society of Professional Journalism Media Bistro



John Goodman talks about his love for his adopted city of New Orleans and it's slow recovery post-Katrina. He also discusses his role in HBO's Treme.
A trend story on how chefs are re-discovering caviar and enticing their younger audiences to try the fishy delicacy by pairing it with familiar comfort foods.
Profile of acclaimed chef Nancy Silverton, who lost her fortune after investing with Bernie Madoff. The story tells of her struggle to rebuild her life and financial security.
"In the gym" with actress Jessica Biel.
A profile of the hunky actor who leads the high school song birds of "Glee." Cover story for Orange Coast Magazine.
In an issue dedicated to vices of all kinds, I write about my love secret love of all things deep fried.