Becky Randel is freelance journalist and copywriter based in Miami, Florida. Born and raised in Westport, Connecticut, Becky graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland and was selected as a Senior Marshall within the college’s esteemed Department of Communication.
Becky began her professional career in in the film industry in New York City, working as a “D-Girl” (development girl) for New Line Cinema. Once she’d honed in on the specialty of book scouting for film, she was able to participate in the development of projects such as The Time Traveler’s Wife and Motherless Brooklyn. She also worked on the horror film Freddy vs. Jason, which was surprisingly not based on a book. Becky soon realized that she wanted to be on the “other side” of the page; creating stories herself.
She soon began freelance writing, and now regularly contributes to publications such as People Magazine/People.com, Ocean Drive, American Way, Women’s Health, Billboard, W Magazine, About.com, The Miami Herald, The Daily Meal, Mommy Nearest and more. Becky covers a variety of topics including travel, food & beverage, celebrity & entertainment, human interest, lifestyle, and fashion. She frequently conducts interviews with both international personalities and local influencers.
Becky is also an experienced content creator and social media consultant. She has produced website content, social media campaigns, brochures, press releases and more on behalf of clients such as The City of Miami, Oliphant Design, NetJets, Paragon Theaters, Starwood, Norwegian Cruise Line, Loaded Questions, and The Related Group.
Becky is currently working on a book proposal about the life of Master Sergeant Mike Maroney, a pararescue jumper who gained fame for his work during Hurricane Katrina. This story is an expansion of an award-winning article she wrote for People Magazine.
Becky lives with her husband and two young (and wild) sons, and still feels weird writing about herself in the third person.