Breanne Heldman

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

Some people call celebrity news, movies, television and the like a guilty pleasure I call them the magical place where work and fun meet. The combination of my passion for pop culture and my journalistic need to know something first, know it for certain and have a direct quote to back it up is the secret to my success in the entertainment media world and the impetus for my desire for continued growth. I've covered the gamut of subjects that fall under the Features umbrella, as well as a number of topics outside it. From Fashion Week to fashion-don'ts and wedding trends to celebrity divorces, I'm quick and quick-witted. I am a trend-spotter and a deal-finder. I'm the first in line for a midnight movie and an overflowing DVR is my worst nightmare. I'll do anything for a great story. I've tried stand-up comedy, wrestled the WWE's Triple H, auditioned for reality shows and even donned Victoria 's Secret's multi-million dollar diamond bra.


12 Years
6 Years
12 Years


12 Years
12 Years
6 Years


Newspaper - National
5 Years
Online/new media
4 Years
Newspaper - Community
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New York Daily News (10+), E! Online (10+), OK! Magazine (1-2), MTV Networks / (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fireworks Sports Marketing (1-2), JoJo Starbuck Productions (1-2)

Other Work History

I am currently a Senior Editor at, MTV Networks' first attempt at launching a digital vertical in the movie space. From November 2008 until May 2010, I was a Senior News Writer for E! Online, the website for E! Entertainment Television and was on staff with the New York Daily News from June 2003 - May 2006, when I began freelancing for them.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Wordpress


PC laptop, digital voice recorder, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

I have a valid passport - send me anywhere!


Available upon request.

Awards featured blogger, articles mentioned on "Live with Regis and Kelly," NY1, and have been listed in book bibliographies as well as on Wikipedia.




TV / Film

An interview with actress Busy Philipps
Just as the "Deal or No Deal" phenomenon was kicking off, I interview several of the numbered models to find out what life is like as a briefcase beauty.
Click here to see my latest work with E! Online and scroll through for all related clips!
I created all editorial—including articles, headlines and captions—for this 12-page faux-magazine advertorial insert to promote ABC’s "Dirty Sexy Money." Additionally, I copy-edited the entire piece and oversaw layout and photo selection.
An interview with actor Ben McKenzie
I don't think, I know I can't dance, but I audition for "So You Think You Can Dance" anyway and share the experience.

Beauty / Fashion

A search for the best cover-up to conceal a New Year's Day hangover.
Beauty/fashion story looking at the poorly-supported women at the Golden Globes and working with an expert to offer bra solutions.
Along with the authors of "Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat," three H&M shoppers get fast and frugal makeovers.

Lifestyle / Events

I have been the Down the Aisle wedding columnist since February 2006 and I continue to do so. Here is a sample column.
My physical and mental endurance were put to the test when I embarked on a six-week experience at Pure Power Boot Camp, and lived to share the tale.
To celebrate the opening of the new Improv, I go where I will never go again and perform a 5-6 minute stand-up routine.
New York grooms-to-be participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt in which the winner received a free engagement ring and the chance to propose on live television on Valentine's Day. I follow them through the course.


Travel feature on the Greek Isles.
Travel feature on Rhode Island.