Alyssa Rotunno

Title: Freelance Writer

Alyssa is a freelance beauty and fashion writer for Real Simple, where she covers stories about skin care, hair care, makeup, fashion, and more. Alyssa also moonlights as a PR pro and concert photographer. She has previously written reviews on albums and live shows for The Front Row Report and does copywriting for various companies. 


  • Worked to bring multiple beauty and fashion products to market. 
  • Worked with beauty and hair care brands to facilitate and drive creativity behind multiple NYFW shows. 
  • Worked as a professional spokesperson for Pandora Jewelry, the iconic accessories brand. 


Alyssa got her start in writing in college. In her third year at the American University, she joined The Eagle, an award-winning student newspaper. In addition to writing, Alyssa also lead the multimedia department of the newspaper, helping to curate creative imagery for all newspaper articles, video storytelling, and print edition cover photography. Alyssa won the Elizabeth J. Maiden Scholarship issues by the American University department of art for her work with photography and videography. After college, Alyssa got her start in beauty working in PR for hair care, skin care, and makeup brands. Continuing in multimedia, Alyssa became a music writer and concert photographer for The Front Row Report. Today, she works as a freelancer writer for digital publications.


Alyssa Rotunno graduated from American University with a B.S. in Journalism.

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