Hillary Crosley Coker

Title: Contributing Writer
Education: University of California, Davis
Location: New York, New York
Expertise: Fashion, Lifestyle, Pop Culture
  • Hillary Crosley Coker is a seasoned broadcast journalist, digital editor, producer and manager who is based in New York and covers all things fashion, lifestyle, and pop culture.
  • She has nearly 20 years experience as a strategic contributor to numerous leading news, culture and music media companies like InStyle, Jezebel, BBC 1xtra, ESSENCE and Genius.
  • She is the founder and editorial director for Parlour Travel, which is a leading independent international website for women of color.


Hillary started her editorial career as an Assistant Editor for The Source Magazine and Trace. She was also an MTV News Reporter, followed by an Urban Correspondent for Billboard, where she researched and reported stories for artists like Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, and Jay-Z, catalyzed breaking coverage in urban music and newsstand sales for magazine. She also managed editorial content for ESSENCE Music Festival website, as well as was a staff writer for Jezebel for two years. She is currently a freelance writer, editor, and producer.


She has her Bachelor's Degree in English and African-American Studies from the University of California, Davis.

About InStyle

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