Monica Rizzo ’87, Senior Writer for “People” Magazine, Discusses Magazine Industry and Hollywood

Posted on 4/18/2012 8:48:18 AM

Did you ever wonder what life—as a writer, a journalist, a communicator—would be like if you were assigned to cover TV shows such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, or Lost?

Monica Rizzo, a 1987 IUP Journalism Department graduate, will tell you what it’s been like for her when she tells her life’s story beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall.

Rizzo, a senior writer for People magazine working out of Los Angeles, will offer interesting facts about the magazine industry, about People magazine, about working in “La La Land,” and maybe even some juicy tidbits from behind-the-scenes Hollywood and about “the beautiful people.” Plus, she’ll provide answers to your questions and offer some opinions, too, no doubt.

Please take advantage of this interesting opportunity to hear and learn from a true professional magazine writer—IUP journalism grad Monica Rizzo.

Rizzo is also teaching JRNL 481 Personality Profile Writing this semester. Her course and presentation are supported by the dean, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Elizabeth Ray Sweeney Trust.

Contact Randy Jesick at for additional information.