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.
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.
Davis Giangiulio, Managing Editor
A graduate of Lower Merion High School and student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Davis Giangiulio‘s reportage on COVID-19, equity and inclusion in public education and political campaigns has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Today, Wake Up To Politics, Delaware Valley Journal, Inside Sources, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, and the International Policy Digest.
Diane Oliva, Style Editor
Entrepreneur, fashionista, jewelry designer; Diane Oliva has done it all. Before her award-winning Ellie Main Line womenswear boutique suffered a COVID-related closing, Oliva was featured in Main Line Today, Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Style. Oliva served on boards and committees for The Junior League of Philadelphia, Wayne Art Center, The Saturday Club, The Armenian Sister Academy, Wings for Success, and other nonprofits. Photo credit: Little Nest Portraits
Tara Behan Marmur, Contributing Editor
One of the region’s most respected journalists, Tara Behan Marmur was senior editor of Main Line Today, the regional magazine which she helped lead for 20 years. Since 2018, Tara has been a freelance writer based in Bucks County, where she lives with her family.
Jamie Joffe, Culture Editor
Raised by a disco queen in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Jamie Joffe enjoyed a steady diet of “Soul Train” and “Scooby Doo.” A recovering publicist, Joffe runs anythingcanbedone, a consulting agency in Conshohocken, and Binge Or Cringe, a Facebook group with more than 16,000 members who discuss TV shows, movies, and all things streaming. She is the host and producer of Binge Or Cringe: The Podcast which is available on all digital streaming platforms.
Ana Welsh, Business Editor
A Certified Professional Coach, motivational speaker and corporate trainer, Ana Welsh has more than 10 years of experience building culture and scaling growth at a large, private equity backed, multi-location business. An expert in creating positive, diverse corporate cultures, Ana coaches C-suite executives and employees on enhancing performance and teamwork. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University and NYU’s School of Professional Studies, Ana has been featured in the Huffington Post and MarketWatch. A native of Brazil, Ana lives in Wayne with her husband and their children.
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
As host of The Preppy Podcaster, writer of her own style and entertaining blog and owner of Piqued PR, Patricia Mae Olson is an entrepreneur and expert at planning parties, setting pretty tables and decorating (and RE-decorating) her home. A graduate of Immaculata University with a degree in Communications PR and Fashion Merchandising, she has a certificate in Interior Design from Temple University.
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.