Kyra Alessandrini

Writer & Reporter

United States

Raised in Paris and based in New York, I am a French/American journalist. I primarily work as a writer and reporter on topics ranging from culture to fashion and health care. My work can be read in publications such as Essence, Time, The Hollywood Reporter, Insider, InStyle, Byrdie, Elle and RFI.

From interviewing celebrities for cover stories to reporting daily news, I explore all aspects of journalism through my work. Being an independent journalist has led me to gain experience across a wide variety of beats, and trained me to adapt my voice to any publication.

Before becoming a full-time journalist, I was a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School and a humanities student at both La Sorbonne (France) and UCL (UK). During my down time, I enjoy street photography, traveling and daily life in Brooklyn, NY.

Below, you’ll find examples of my work, as well as links to my social media. For opportunities and pitches, please contact me via email.


Culture - Entertainment

Omar Sy Hopes 'Lupin' Broadens Imaginations: "There Are A Lot Of Stories You Can Tell With Black...

Upon its release in January, Lupin became one of Netflix's most-viewed shows, garnering more than 70 million views in the first quarter of 2021. For his role as Assane Diop and his alter ego Lupin, Omar Sy quickly gained international recognition and appeal, while in his home country of France he is regarded as a household name of French cinema and often referred to as one of the country's most-liked personalities.

Elite Daily
You're About To See Tati Gabrielle *Everywhere*

It was the moment every young actor waits for. Tati Gabrielle, 26, had spent the last seven years attracting devoted fans for her roles in shows aimed at teenagers ( The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The 100). Now, here was her first grown up role.

Girls United
Maya Angelou Was A Devoted Activist

Angelou wasn't afraid to speak her mind and fight for the rights of the marginalized. She inspired generations with her life and work. On January 10, the U.S. Mint announced that quarters with Maya Angelou on them would begin to ship, making Maya Angelou the first Black woman to be featured on the U.S.

Why Is Hollywood Still So Obsessed With Nuns?

Hollywood loves nuns. This isn't so much a hypothesis as an increasingly clear observation. Since the film genre known as "nunsploitation" hit its peak in 1970s Europe, Hollywood cameras have remained fixated, though to varying degrees of success and within fluctuating waves of popularity, on the Catholic Church's sacred sisterhood.

Daniela Melchior on Joining the "Suicide Squad" and the Power of Meditation

Getting on a call with Daniela Melchior is like chatting with a friend. And much like on the silver screen, the actress's down-to-earth, relatable, and positive attitude immediately radiates through my Zoom screen. Melchior just made her U.S. acting debut in The Suicide Squad, James Gunn's latest directorial project which premiered on August 6.

Why The Success Of 'Lupin' Matters

Arsène Lupin is to the French what Sherlock Holmes is to the British: smart, savvy and renowned for his class. In just three weeks, Netflix's modern adaptation of Lupin has become an international hit. The series has garnered more than 70 million views, beating records set by shows such as The Queen's Gambit and Bridgerton .

Girls United
How Ariana DeBose Could Make History At The Oscars With A 'West Side Story' Win

The 'Prom' actress earned an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. Congratulations to Ariana DeBose! The 31-year-old actor was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, recognizing her role as Anita in Spielberg's remake of West Side Story, as officially reported by Variety.

The Hollywood Reporter
Louis C.K. Premieres Indie Drama 'Fourth of July' In New York

In early June, controversial comedian Louis C.K. dropped a surprise announcement that he was releasing a new feature project, Fourth of July , an indie dramedy which he directed, co-wrote, edited and stars in. On Thursday, Fourth of July had its world premiere at a sold-out Beacon Theatre in New York, with fans of C.K.

Girls United
Missy Elliott Becomes The First Female Rapper To Reach Six Platinum Albums

Talk about a Supa Dupa Fly accomplishment! Hip-hop icon Missy Elliott has reached yet another milestone for her contribution to the music industry. The legendary artist, songwriter, and record producer is officially the first female rapper to have six albums certified platinum or higher, according to Chart Data.