Maressa Brown

Maressa Brown
Title: Lifestyle journalist, writer, and astrologer
Education: Emerson College
Location: Los Angeles, California
Expertise: Parenting, astrology, pop culture

Maressa Brown is a seasoned, Los Angeles–based journalist and astrologer who has written parenting, astrology, pop culture, and general lifestyle content for nearly two decades. In addition to serving as a regular contributor to Parents, her writing appears on InStyle, Shape, Washington Post, What to Expect digital, PopSugar,, and many other outlets. A graduate of Emerson College, Brown is a member of the Authors Guild, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the  International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). She is the author of Raising Baby by the Stars: A New Parent’s Guide to Astrology (Artisan 2023) and a forthcoming book from Workman.

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