Featured journalist: Diedre Johnson

Wednesday's featured journalist is Diedre Johnson, a freelance journalist who covers prime-time celebrity features and interviews for TV SOAP/Australia's Celebrity Insider section and events for the New York Daily News, VogueItalia.com and others. After completing five years as a staff writer for Star magazine, Johnson became LA correspondent for Soap World and then, for five more years a bi-weekly contributor to TV SOAP, the largest daytime magazine in Australia. Following freelance red carpet coverage for Life&Style Weekly, she returned to Star magazine in 2006 as a freelance red carpet reporter, where she covered movie premieres, award shows, press junkets and other events. Johnson has written for Vogue Nippon (Japanese Vogue), Harper’s Bazaar/Japan, LA Weekly, Backstage, Movieline, Hollywoodlife, TheatermaniaDailyMail and many more. As for what it means to be a journalist, she writes, "It's a career journey and it means different things at different times. Performing the task is easy, Hollywood, not so much." Check out her Muck Rack portfolio here for her hot takes on Hollywood, starting with, "What Makes A Show Endure?"

Remember: If you also want to be featured here, you should 1) set up your own journalist portfolio 2) get verified and 3) let us know by emailing Kirsten.

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