Tessa Petak

Title: Staff Writer
Education: Pennsylvania State University
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: Celebrity, Entertainment, Culture,
  • Tessa officially joined the InStyle team in 2022 as the Staff Writer on the news team. She covers breaking news over a wide-breadth of trending topics, including celebrity, fashion, beauty, and entertainment, in addition to composing celebrity and industry-related profiles and features.
  • Prior to coming on full time, Tessa worked as a freelance writer for both InStyle.com and Brides Magazine, and served as an editorial assistant on the InStyle print team.


Tessa is a New York City-based writer with over three years of experience under her belt. She started at InStyle in 2019 as an intern on the print team working in the features and research departments before moving up to an editorial assistant.

In 2020, she switched to the digital side of things as a junior writer for InStyle.com. She eventually moved up to the Staff Writer position on the news team, where she covers breaking news in a variety of spheres, including fashion, culture, beauty and entertainment, in addition to writing bigger celebrity profiles. She also previously contributed to Brides magazine, covering wedding news and features.

Prior to moving to NYC, Tessa interned at fashion PR firm CLD in Los Angeles and a lifestyle magazine in her hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Tessa received a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the Pennsylvania State University with a minor in theater and digital media trends and analytics.

About InStyle

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