Travel trends, leisure and lifestyle authority Merilee A. Kern is a good life connoisseur who keeps her finger on the pulse of the travel marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. She spotlights the best of the best across all travel categories–as well as noteworthy marketplace change makers, movers and shakers.
An array of other top-tier online and print media outlets also publish Merilee’s feature content and she is also the creator, executive producer and host of the Savvy Living TV show that airs in New York on the CBS-TV owned/operated WLNY, in Los Angeles on the CBS-TV owned/operated KCAL, in San Francisco on CBS-TV KPIX, in Miami on the CBS owned/operated WBFS and in San Diego on CBS and FOX. In addition, she’s a recurring guest with multiple other international, national and regional TV and radio programs. This includes the internationally-syndicated “The Jet Set” travel TV program, and nationally-syndicated shows like Coffee With America, Daily Buzz, Daily Flash, Daytime, The Tech Show, and more. She is also a frequent contributor to an array of major market/network regional TV programs airing in key DMAs like NBC’s Atlanta & Company (#10 DMA), ABC’s The Morning Blend Tampa/St. Pete (#11 DMA), ABC’s Sonoran Living Phoenix (#12 DMA) and others around theU.S.
Since 1994, Merilee has worked to bring various multi-industry B2B and consumer-facing projects to the public consciousness. Over the past decade, hundreds of her articles, news items and interviews have been featured by media outlets worldwide and her expert insights have been featured by top-tier media like Bloomberg and American Express.
Among other honors realized throughout her career, Merilee was named a Finalist in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business – an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the companies they run, hailed by the New York Post as “the business world’s own Oscars.”
Merilee holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a marketing specialty and a Bachelor of Science degree, both earned from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also received “Marketing on the Internet” certification from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Merilee is currently a member in good standing with Luxury Society, the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, the North American Travel Journalists Association, the International Travel Writers Alliance, the San Diego Press Club, and the National Association of Professional and Executive Women (NAPEW).
Merilee is the very definition of a renaissance woman: a savvy entrepreneur, media personality, author, journalist, publicist, athlete, health advocate, and proud mother of 2.