Born and raised in New York City, Marissa R. Moss is a freelance journalist currently residing in East Nashville, Tennessee. She contributes frequently to Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Billboard and the Nashville Scene and has had bylines in FADER, NYLON, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Politico, NPR and more. The 2018 recipient of the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism, Moss has written over fifteen cover stories on artists including Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, John Prine, Margo Price, Guy Clark and Noel Gallagher. Her breakthrough story on the culture of sexual harassment in the world of country radio, Inside Country Radio's Dark, Secret History of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct, for Rolling Stone Country, is widely regarded as a touchstone in Nashville's #TimesUp reckoning.
She has also served a summer as a contributing editor for Hamptons magazine, and is the founder and Editor in Chief of Lockeland Springsteen, a Nashville-based music blog that recently was ranked one of the best in Nashville by the Nashville Scene 2016 Reader's Poll. She has a background in political communications, and worked for a variety of progressive causes in New York and Los Angeles, including Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, the American Foundation for Equal Rights and the Special Olympics World Games. As a bio and copy writer, she has crafted work for influencers, leaders and artists from Shriver, to President Barack Obama, to Grammy-winning musicians and New York City landmark Carnegie Hall.
Marissa was educated at New York University's Gallatin School of the Arts.