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.
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
A graduate of Boston College, Sheila Grubb has deep experience in marketing and business development. After starting her career at CIGNA, she found success at Summerfield Suites Hotels, Main Line Today Magazine, AVE and Main Line Neighbors. In 2020, Sheila founded Happy Anklets, LLC. Sheila is currently a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Women’s Board. Sheila is the mother of three sons (and one daughter-in-law). She and her husband live in Villanova. Contact her at email@example.com.
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.
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
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 newHow 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.
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.
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.
Jamie Joffe, Contributing 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.
Davis Giangiulio, Contributing 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.