Ariana is an editor with over a decade of experience in the magazine industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. After graduating, Ariana became a “professional intern” for a year by learning the ropes at magazines like Home & Design, Washingtonian and Glamour. She landed her first full-time job as an editor at Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food. Ariana was later promoted to the role of Recipes Editor at Martha Stewart Living where she worked for several years finessing recipes and how-to instructions, while writing and blogging about food, entertaining and other lifestyle-related topics. From there, Ariana took a brief hiatus from print to assist with the launch of TheLatinKitchen.com. She then went on to work at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine (now Rachael Ray Every Day)—a role that gave her valuable experience working with freelance writers, recipe developers, food stylists, photographers and public relations professionals, while fostering her writing, top editing and recipe editing skills. Her current role as Food Editor at Food Network Magazine has enabled Ariana to further develop her editorial and creative skillsets as she continues to add more names to a long list of celebrity chefs who trust her with their work.
When Ariana isn't busy in the kitchen attempting a new recipe or mixing cocktails with her husband, she's on the hunt for the best cheesy garlic bread in Hoboken or giving NYC restaurant recommendations to out-of-town visitors. She lives by the wise words of her former boss Martha Stewart, who once told her to "always be entertaining." Ariana has taken on the double entendre in every sense as both a hostess and a party guest.
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