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Main Line Tonight

Launched in March 2020, Main Line Tonight’s mission is to create community, conversation and connection. Now a multiplatform digital magazine, Main Line Tonight shines light on interesting people and places, their art, music, beliefs and experiences with a special emphasis on untold, undiscovered stories. Main Line Tonight is built on our unshakeable core values of editorial integrity, inclusion, equity, respect, transparency – and great writing.

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Melissa Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief

After landing her first byline at age 15, Melissa Jacobs pursued a career in community journalism that has taken her from newspapers to magazines to digital media. Most recently, Jacobs was senior editor of Main Line Today. She served as an editor at the Jewish Exponent and associate producer for a WHYY-TV show after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. In March 2020, Jacobs started Main Line Tonight as a pandemic project to support her community during the COVID-19 quarantine. By October 2021, she’d transformed Main Line Tonight into a digital magazine covering news and entertainment on the Main Line and western suburbs.

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Diane Oliva, Style Editor
Tara Behan Marmur, Contributing Editor

Jamie Joffe, Culture Editor
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Ana Welsh, Business Editor
Michele Gargiulo
Michele Gargiulo, Wine & Spirits Editor

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Michele Gargiulo is a sommelier at Jean-George, the award-winning restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. Previously, she was wine and beverage manager for Fearless Restaurants and its White Dog Cafes, Autograph Brasserie, Rosalie, Louie Louie and Moshulu. She is the author six books, including the bestselling Pairing Paws. and the new How To Build A Wine List.

Abigail Wolfe, Entertainment Editor

A graduate of Rosemont College, where she earned a dual degree in English and communications – and was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, and the Gertrude Kistler Honors Society – Abby Wolfe is an avid writer, runner and connoisseur of fun. From her home in Manayunk, Wolfe covers music, art, theater, film and more.

Patricia Mae Olson, Home Editor

Maura Boughter-Dornfeld, Contributing Editor

By day, Maura Boughter-Dornfeld is a public health executive at one of Philadelphia’s most respected universities. By night (and also sometimes by day), she is one-half of The Philly Snack Queens, two dynamic dames who take a fully authentic approach to spreading the word about great eateries in the Philadelphia region. Through writing and photography, they share their love of new hot spots, hidden gems and neighborhood favorites.