Simone Amelia Jordan

Senior Entertainment Journalist, Global News Enthusiast, Hip-Hop Doyenne

Entertainment reporter, editor and host with 20 years experience in both the Australian and U.S. media market, with a strong passion for global news and current affairs.

I've held senior positions at titles as diverse as The Source Magazine, Daily Mail, SiriusXM Radio, DrJays.com and founded and edited Australia's most successful Hip-Hop magazine, Urban Hitz, when I was 23 years old.

My celebrity interviews on YouTube have over 10 million views and counting and I was chosen as one of five women in the world to design a signature sneaker for Reebok Classics’ “Classic Beat” campaign in October 2012.

I've worked across print, radio, TV and digital arms of media and have been an active mentor for young women since the beginning of my career.

Australia

Portfolio

Lifeandtimes

Shanina Shaik Speaks On Battling Bullying and The Quest for Equality In The Modeling World

Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik never saw a face like hers on the covers of teenage fashion magazines she'd buy every month. The Land...

ten daily

'Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes' Racism Expert's Alarming Warning To Australia

The "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" social experiment creator is "shocked and disappointed" in members of Australia's parliament. In her latest parliamentary stunt on Monday, Pauline...

ten daily

Could Australian Tourism Face Its Own Version Of America's 'Trump Slump'?

International visitors to the US have decreased since The Don took office. Thanks to local politicians such as Pauline Hanson, could Australia be next? From Hollywood to Harlem,...

ten daily

I Moved To New York City, Six Months Later I Had A Gun To My Neck

Like scores of young Australians before and after me, I headed overseas to chase my dreams. Then I was woken up. Coming home after a raucous night of work drinks with my...

Mail Online

Ace Hood SLAMS Australian retail chain Culture Kings

They heavily promoted a 'Meet and Greet' with Ace Hood at their Melbourne store. And Culture Kings came under fire from the rapper in a series of Instagram videos on Sunday, who...

The Source

[Interview] Angie Martinez Tells The Freedom Of Speaking Her Truth In 'My Voice'

For any self-professed fan of Hip Hop culture, Angie Martinez 's new memoir is essential reading. My Voice is the perfect title, as it's unmistakably written in Angies's warm...

Mail Online

Jess Origliasso joins rally to support the Safe Schools program

She's taking a strong stand on an issue that plays close to her heart. The Veronicas' Jess Origliasso is using her star power to develop awareness of Australia's Safe Schools...

The Source

Movie Review: Syrian Refugees Show Resilience Amid Tragedy In 'After Spring'

"Better to be happy in a hut than crying in a castle" is the English translation of the Arabic proverb framed on a wall of Mohamed 's caravan in the bulging Zaatari Refugee Camp...

The Source

Road to the Riches: A Chat With the Cast of Tonight's Vh1 Original Movie, 'The Breaks'

The Breaks takes us back to Hip-Hop's most compelling years, where the inner city's wildest dreams became reality in exchange for the loss of the culture's innocence. "You love...

The Source

'Round The Way Girl -Veteran Actress Debi Mazar Is More Hip Hop Than You

Words by: Simone Amelia From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016 Appearing in classic movies like Malcolm X, Goodfellas and Jungle Fever and hit TV shows like Entourage,...

Mail Online

Matthew Newton talks about his new film, From Nowhere

He's the only son of Australia's most iconic television personality, Bert Newton. And Matthew Newton appears to be putting his troubled past behind him, focusing on his new film...

Mail Online

Family Rules star Daniella Borg opens up about raising nine daughters

And while they might be missing the glamour and controversy of their American peers, their refreshing authenticity is reason enough to keep up with them. The Rule family are...

Mail Online

Shanina Shaik stars in Harper's Bazaar Arabia's new issue

She's featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Arabia's 10th anniversary issue. And in the magazine's cover story, Shanina Shaik has opened up about being born and raised in...

SoundCloud

Simone Amelia - Hip Hop's contradictions, Kanye West, difference between The Source & Complex by...

The Karen Hunter Show teaches the keys to entrepreneurial success in the industries of sports, politics, entertainment and so much more, directly from the celebrities and...

BET.com

Vanessa Williams 'Thinks It Up,' Talks Lion Babe Daughter

When Vanessa Williams performed the National Anthem at the opening night of the US Open this week, a lady working behind the scenes approached her with a touching story. Turns...

Lifeandtimes

Producer LT Hutton Speaks on Making The Upcoming Tupac Biopic

"I would lay down in front of a Mack truck before I let Hollywood defame or desecrate 'Pac's legacy. There is no monetary supplement you can give me to not do this story...

Mail Online

Adele scores Australia's top-selling album for 2016 with 25

And it's clear Adele is already revered in Australia, with the soulful star scoring the nation's highest-selling album of 2016. The 28-year-old's third set, 25, has the honor of...

The Source

Why Doesn't Hip Hop Give Pitbull The Props He Deserves?

In 2016 Drake might be Hip Hop's favorite global artist, but the argument can be made Pitbull clearly had the title years before. While "Mr. Worldwide" has strayed much further...

Fluff Magazine

Meet Saudi Arabia's Female Fitness Pioneer

® industry studio. In addition to overseeing the studio Fatima also runs award-winning clothing line, Fatima Batook is the leading authority figure in Saudi Arabia's burgeoning...

Drjays

Don't Matter If You're Black Or White Or...? | DrJays.com Live | Fashion. Music. Lifestyle

Some years ago an ex-boyfriend of mine, a member of the Nation of Gods & Earths (a.k.a the Five Percent Nation) had the pivotal work The Book Of The Five Percenters by the...