Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco


An award-winning journalist for leading national magazines and newspapers, I developed an expertise in food writing and curated the weekly “In Season” column for the Savor food section of The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest daily newspaper, for 12 years. For The New York Times I wrote food articles about Sicilian desserts and profiled many remarkable individuals, including political activists, social advocates, religious leaders, educators, entertainers, and Olympic athletes.

The subjects of my magazine cover stories have ranged from celebrity lifestyles to missing children. My articles on art, fashion, travel, health, interior design, entertainment, social issues, education, and business have been published in Ambassador, Attenzione, Bridal Guide, BusinessWeek Careers, The Carriage Journal, Center, Child, Compassion, Consumers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Creative Ideas for Living, Diversion Vacation Planner, Edible Jersey, Employment Relations Today, Garden State Report, Glamour, Graduating Engineer, Home, House Beautiful, ICON, Italian America, The Jersey Journal, Kick, Leite’s Culinaria, McCall’s, Men’s Guide to Fashion, Metropolitan Home, New Jersey Monthly, New York Daily News, Pastry Art & Design, The Record, Redbook, The SoHo Weekly News, 3-2-1 Contact, Travel & Leisure, Working Mother, and Working Woman.

I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Dramatists Guild.


General-interest reporter for leading magazines and newspapers
Specialist in food and Italian culture | Editor for consumer and business media