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About Us

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
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.

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Ana Welsh, Business Editor
Patricia Mae Olson, Home Editor

Jenny Ham-Roberts, Photography Editor

Jenny Ham-Roberts is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work explores the personal and diasporic. She holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University and an MFA from Hunter College. While working at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC, she co-edited Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education. She is constantly interested in the intersections of race, identity and racialized subjects and uses her work to voice issues that impacts her community.

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.