Michele Hatty Fritz

Arlington, VA USA

Professional Experience

I'm a writer and editor with more than a decade's worth of experience reaching a national audience. My primary focus as a writer is entertainment, pop culture and food. I've done in-depth interviews with and written profiles of newsmakers and famous faces such as J.K. Rowling, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Eva Longoria, Patrick Dempsey, R.E.M., John Mayer, John Irving, and many more. As an editor, I've covered TV, fitness and lifestyle trends and have cultivated a stable of fabulous freelance writers. As a writer and an editor for a national magazine, I pursued and negotiated cross-promotional partnerships with broadcast and online media outlets. I also have extensive experience as a researcher, fact-checker and project manager.


8 Years
11 Years
13 Years


Arts & Humanities
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
1 Year
Online/new media
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Other Work History

washingtonpost.com, 2/2008 - present Editor, Live Online USA WEEKEND Magazine, 8/1997-2/2008 Associate Editor (other titles held: Assistant Editor, Reporter/Researcher, Researcher, Editorial Assistant) Congressional Quarterly, 8/1996-7/1997 Editorial Assistant USATODAY.com, 9/1995-7/1996 Content Developer Freelance, 9/1995-present Published articles in Cooking Light, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, washingtonpost.com, DC Style Magazine

Computer Skills

Quark Copydesk, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.


Powerbook G4, audio recorder


Upon request


2005 President's Circle Award (USA WEEKEND's version of Employee of the Year. One of 10 recipients across the company.)


National Press Club, Mediabistro's Avant Guild


Writing Samples

A profile of rock supergroup Coldplay.
A profile of musician John Mayer.
A conversation with author J.K. Rowling.
A profile of actor Josh Duhamel.
A profile of Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey.
A profile of actor Orlando Bloom.
A profile of musician Jack Johnson.
Spring Fashion Report
A profile of actress Geena Davis.
Holiday food issue.
A profile of actress Eva Longoria.

Editing Samples

Annual report for new parents on the latest scientific findings on all things baby-related. Writer: Kelly DiNardo
A service piece geared to surviving the holiday entertaining season. Writer: Natalie Ermann Russell
Quick, unexpected tips for making spring cleaning easy. Writer: Natalie Ermann Russell
A look at the new fall TV season, with tips from our expert panel of TV critics. Plus, a contest for readers and an on-air TV tie-in. Writer: Kristin Veitch