DIEDRE JOHNSON’s mini-ebook biography of singer Mariah Carey was published by Barnes&Noble.com (bn.com) in 2001. After completing five years as a staff writer for Star magazine, she 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. She has written for Vogue Nippon (Japanese Vogue), Harper’s Bazaar/Japan, LA Weekly, Backstage, Movieline, Hollywoodlife, Theatermania, BettyConfidential, DailyMail, Soap Opera Digest, Daily Variety and various other celebrity, art and entertainment publications. She currently covers prime-time celebrity features and interviews for TV SOAP’s Celebrity Insider section.
Johnson began her career as a proofreader at a boating newspaper. She later was a staff writer for the Daily Commerce, a business and real estate daily newspaper in downtown Los Angeles. She began writing about celebrities for a weekly actor’s magazine called Drama-Logue in the nineties. That led to work in entertainment public relations, and eventually, a staff position at the celebrity weekly, Star Magazine.
Over the years as a correspondent, columnist, contributor and freelance celebrity reporter, she’s interviewed and written about many daytime, primetime and movie actors.
The resume onsite is a combination, focusing on contractual or freelance work. For more information or a chronological resume, please contact Diedre directly.