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freelance writer

John Leonardo Contarino, American Freelance writer. Recipient 2nd place critical writing 3rd place family section, 1990, 3rd place special section, Honorary Mention for critical writing New Jersey Press Association, 1991, 2d place Design and Typography, 1992. M C.


Contarino, John Leonardo was born on August 24, 1966 in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States. Son of John R. and Rose A. (Arena) Contarino.


Bachelor in Communications, Glassboro State College, 1988. Certificate in multi-media, Center for Creative Imaging, 1993.


Editor, Venue Magazine, Glassboro, 1985-1988;reporter, Gloucester County Times, Woodbury, New Jersey, 1988-1989;entertainment editor, Gloucester County Times, Woodbury, New Jersey, 1989-1990;contributing writer, Atlantic City Magazine, Pleasantville, New Jersey, since 1989;freelance entertainment and feature writer, Burlington, New Jersey, since 1990;president, New Media Design, Burlington, since 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to magazines and newspapers including Atlantic City Magazine, The Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey Monthly, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Columnist New York Post. Editor (on-line music news service) Concert Connection, since 1995.

      Consultant in new media.


John R. Contarino

Rose A. (Arena) Contarino