Essence.com / Digital Media Editor
Charli Penn is a nationally recognized digital journalist who writes in the name and praise of love. With 12+ years experience reporting on relationships, dating, marriage, sex and weddings, Charli is your digital go-to-girl for all real-talk on love.
The seasoned journalist, editor, and relationships coach has devoted her career to empowering women to cherish and cultivate healthy and happy relationships. She is presently the Relationships Editor for ESSENCE Magazine’s award winning digital platform ESSENCE.com and the founder of popular marriage advice blog Man, Wife (And Dog!).
She has worked as an editor, feature writer and voice-over talent for popular marriage and lifestyle brands The Knot Magazine, The Knot.com, WeddingChannel.com, TheNest,com and BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. She’s also a Huffington Post Weddings and Marriage contributor and nationally recognized voice throughout the daily, ongoing digital dialogue on healthy love and relationships.
Charli spends her days interviewing celebrity couples, married couples and newly engaged couples on their secrets to success in love and marriage, and she currently edits many of today’s top relationship advice columnists and experts. Her work and advice have appeared in GLAMOUR magazine, ESSENCE magazine, The Washington Post, MSN.com, Us Weekly and ABCNews.com. Her devoted readers and social media followers look to her to bring them an honest, close-up look on all matters of the heart. She specializes in savvy, out of the box and touching digital packages with viral appeal.
This proud wife currently resides in New Jersey where she maintains a happy home with her devoted husband of five years, Gibran, and their lovable 6-year-old yorkie, Karma. She prides herself on being 100-percent honest with her readers and open to continuous dialogue on the topics she covers through speaking publicly about love and relationships and via social media.