Audarshia Townsend

This native Chicago girl loves her city like no other. From the beautiful skyline on the lakefront to the vibrant dining and theater scenes, she absorbs as much of it as she can get.


Audarshia Townsend's introduction to the online world began as one of the first two editors at the original they set the tone for the entertainment site's cutting-edge style. She also has written lifestyle features for the Chicago Tribune, Essence, Los Angeles Times, Michigan Avenue,, Huffington Post,, World's Best Bars and Upscale magazine. Additionally, she appears regularly on WGN Morning News in Chicago for cocktail-, dining- and nightlife-related features. Her interests include staying fit with a regular Forrest Yoga practice, cycling in the city, and Flywheel Chicago classes.


Columbia College Chicago (Major: Journalism/Magazine Editing & Publishing)

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