Taylor Marie Contarino

Journalism Student • University of Southern California
Last edited June 22, 2023

Taylor Marie is a Los Angeles-based journalist and USC student who is passionate about music, entertainment, and sports. She has reported at music festivals and concerts including Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, Burna Boy, and more. She was born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia region, and is an all-around Philly sports fan. Today, she reports mainly around music, the music industry, and all facets of entertainment. She is most passionate about R&B, hip-hop, and soul music, and loves to write about her favorite musicians and musical projects. She also practices photography along with her writing and reporting, and she is also passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and works within the Equity Board at USC’s Annenberg Media. She hopes to pursue a future in which she is able to combine her passions for journalism, media, and music, and would love to work at Billboard, Complex, Rolling Stone, or another music-driven publication.