Ashley Tarkington: Wardrobe Stylist for NBC's Access Hollywood. Guess Her Major?
Journalism and Mass Communication Major
Degree(s): BA, California State University, Long Beach class of 2007
Ashley showed a knack for fashion at a young age. As a child, she purposely failed an eye exam so she could wear purple butterfly glasses as a style statement. She originally gravitated toward weather reporting as a potential career; however, while at CSULB and living close to Los Angeles, Ashley discovered her love of celebrity news as a form of reporting, as a way to combine both interests. She landed a spot as a Publicity Intern for NBC’s Access Hollywood, which allowed her to became familiar with the company and establish connections. After graduation, Ashley created her own fashion blog, Ash ‘n’ Fashn, which includes daily style tips and fashion choices. She then joined the team at Celebuzz, a celebrity news website. While working there, she was able to attend award shows, book celebrities and guests, which took her back to her first love of fashion at NBC as a wardrobe stylist. Her networking abilities helped her throughout her career and with her dream job for Access Hollywood.
Ashley’s Professional Road Map:
- Wardrobe Stylist for Access Hollywood at NBC Universal
- News Producer for Celebuzz website
- Creator of Ash ‘n’ Fashn, fashion blog
- Publicity Intern for Access Hollywood at NBC Universal