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Merilee Kern

Merilee A. Kern is a good life connoisseur who keeps her finger on the pulse of the leisure and lifestyle marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points—the affordable to the extreme. The best of the best across all product, service, and travel categories are detailed in her exclusive column, “The Luxe List,” which reaches millions of consumers and travelers each month through multiple international editorial and television syndication channels. An array of top-tier online, print, and broadcast media outlets feature Merilee’s insightful and informative content.

With this highly marketable and adaptable Luxe List brand, Merilee is a regular on air contributor with FOX5, XETV Channel 6 (The CW), and KUSI-TV in San Diego where she serves as a “gift guru” and consumer/travel trends expert. She also serves as a national Satellite Media Tour (SMT) spokesperson.

In addition to her Luxe List endeavors, Merilee owns and operates a highly successful boutique public relations agency, Kern Communications. As a former fitness competitor and champion twice over, Merilee is also a published author whose health-related fictional children’s title, “Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids,” earned a coveted iParenting Media “Excellent Product” award in both 2006 and 2007 as well as acclaim from Oprah’s personal trainer Bob Greene and media personality Sally Jessy Raphael. Merilee is also the creator of the award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” smartphone app based on her book.

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 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 two.



***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s), and/or service(s) detailed in Merilee Kern’s articles may have been provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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