TV Critic and Entertainment Reporter: MSN.COM's Entertainment portal
"During my time assigning entertainment features and coverage to Deanna while working for MSN Entertainment, I found her to be extremely responsive and excited to take on any and all assignments even if outside her normal coverage expertise. Deanna always delivered her content on time and needing very few edits to publish. In addition to taking assignments with professionalism and vigor, Deanna also pitched many ideas and many opportunities and is a great source for new content inspiration."
Kent Laird, Lead Entertainment Editor and Principal Product Manager
Associate Editor & Staff Reporter: Soap Opera Weekly Magazine
soon as we hired Deanna for our West Coast staff, I knew we had made
the right decision. Despite the difficulty (at that time) of working
for an East Coast weekly magazine, Deanna quickly adapted to our
sometimes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants requirements to compensate for
the time difference and our rigid deadlines. She quickly caught on to
the inner workings of the daytime soap industry and became a respected
member of our small "family" of soap journalists. As we expanded our
coverage to also include some prime time shows, she helped us to become
established in that daypart as well. Since retiring several years ago,
I have followed Deanna's work online and have been impressed by her
writing, the top-drawer contacts she has developed and nurtured, and
her insights into the business.
- Linda Susman, Editor in Chief
"Deanna approached her job with good humor and tenacity, always submitting stories and feature content in a timely fashion and ready to go the extra mile whenever asked."
- Mala Bhattacharjee, News Editor
"Deanna was a co-worker for seven years, during which time she went above and beyond the call of duty. She is a team player, always willing and often volunteering to help out associates in need. She has a great work ethic and fine writing skills. Best of all she is a loyal and dedicated employee."
- Janet Di Lauro, West Coast Editor
References for Deanna Barnert
Author, Researcher & Editor: Explorer Travel Guides
"Deanna's research is very thorough and her writing is tight, easy to read and enlightening. She also meets deadlines, gladly accepts new responsibilities and rolls with the punches. I highly recommend Deanna as a writer researcher. So much so that I've already contracted her for more work."
- Jakob Marsico, Deputy Editor, Explorer Publishing
"Deanna worked to create a Los Angeles Guide that included information
about our business. She was interactive and diligent about constructing
a piece that best represented the people/businesses she interviewed. Her
meticulous attention to creating a product that would be as attractive
as useful was evident in the result. Deanna has always been punctual and
upfront with any conflicts that could arise and this has made our
working relationship strong and successful. We have truly appreciated
getting to know her and continue to benefit from the work that she
- Matthew Gloin, D.C., Owner, Live Well Chiropractic and Pilates Center