About Jane Wollman Rusoff
With a talent for getting celebrities to open up and reveal their private lives, journalist-author Jane Wollman Rusoff has created thousands of compelling personality profiles published worldwide.
Based in New York, she contributes feature stories to The New York Times' Sunday Arts & Leisure section and writes internationally distributed profiles for The New York Times Syndicate. For 20 years, she contributed profiles to Tribune Media's Entertainment News Service of The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. And her work has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Emmy and TV Guide, among numerous other publications.
Jane has authored five books, including How To Be Funny (McGraw-Hill), co-written with famed comedian Steve Allen, creator of The Tonight Show. She has also penned internationally syndicated “as-told-to” articles for some of the world’s best selling celebrity authors, like Jackie Collins, Suzanne Somers, Art Linkletter, Betty Friedan, Debbie Reynolds and R.L. Stine.
A pioneering Internet writer, Jane’s interviews with Hollywood stars were seen regularly on MrShowBiz.com from its 1995 inception.
Her additional expertise is covering both Wall Street and personal finance for Web sites and magazines such as ThinkAdvisor.com, Research Magazine and WomensWallStreet.com. Profiling business leaders and securities market pundits, Jane has captured many of the financial industry's most dynamic personalities, for which she has received two AZBEE Awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
Jane has been a featured guest on live TV and radio; and her own sales-pilot interview show, Just Jane, which she hosted, was produced by Fox Television. She is accredited by the Motion Picture Association of America, and her biography is listed in Who's Who in the World.
Previously a staff feature and photo editor for the London Express Syndicate,
Jane was later Consumer Electronics Editor of Billboard's Merchandising Magazine, while demystifying technology in the consumer press.
In 2005, Jane founded Family Star Productions to help consumers write their treasured life stories. A Legacy Profile, she says, “isn’t merely a series of facts; it conveys the ‘family star’s’ heart and soul, and passes along the knowledge they’ve acquired that fostered personal growth."
What more valuable legacy can there be for your children – and for all generations to come.
Don’t wait until there’s no one left to ask.