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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.

Sheila Grubb, Director of Business Development
Tara Behan Marmur, Contributing Editor

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Diane Oliva, Style Editor
Michele Gargiulo
Michele Gargiulo, Food & Wine 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.

Eli Bank, Arts & Culture Editor

From writing to videography to podcasting, D.C., Eli Bank covers art, culture and community in every flavor of new media. A lifelong Main Liner, they graduated from Woodlynde School before majoring in journalism at American University’s School Of Communications. Bank was the video editor at Podville Meda, and executive producer of digital media for “As You Are,” a queer bar in Washington, D.C. that opened during the pandemic in DC and was highlighted in the Lesbian Bar Project documentary. Most recently, Bank was social media coordinator for Visit Philly. They currently live in Wayne.

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Ana Welsh, Business Editor
Patricia Mae Olson, Home Editor

Jamie Joffe, Contributing Editor