Arnesa Howell

Washington, DC USA

Professional Experience

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.


16 Years
16 Years
16 Years


16 Years
22 Years
Women's Issues
16 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
16 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
13 Years
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Money Magazine (10+), People Magazine (10+), 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), National Journal (1-2), USA Today (1-2), Grist (1-2), YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Miller & Long Concrete Construction (10+), Howard University (6-10), Walls Communications Inc. (6-10), America's Health Insurance Plans (6-10)

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

Technical Skills

LinkedIn Certification: Essential Training

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word OS X


Laptop Computer Recorder Cell Phone Fax Scanner


2017 Winner, SPJDC Dateline Awards, Online Editorial/Opinion (freelance), “Voices: Showing respect for domestic workers” 2016 Finalist, Society of Professional Journalists – DC Dateline Awards, Online Features 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/Member


Arts and Entertainment

Profiles and Features

The inaugural column for the's real estate column, Gathering Spots.
Award-winning personal essay: 2017 Winner, SPJDC Dateline Awards, Online Editorial/Opinion (freelance)
2016 Finalist, Society of Professional Journalists – DC Dateline Awards, Online Features

Food & Travel

Health and Wellness


Video Scriptwriting

Wrote video script for virtual tour of the new Anthony Bowen YMCA, Washington, D.C.



Editorial Consulting-Nonprofit

Wrote video script for virtual tour of new Anthony Bowen YMCA
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.

Business and Money Matters

Technical Writing