School of Communication
B.A., University of Notre Dame (History, 2004) M.A., American University (Journalism, 2005)
Book Currently Reading
'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara
Arienne Thompson is a media professional with nearly 15 years of journalism and PR experience. Before joining boutique firm MoKi Media as Director of PR in 2015, Arienne spent a decade at USA Today covering Hollywood, fashion and the intersection of race & pop culture while reporting from the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, New York Fashion Week and more red carpet events. Arienne was also a regular on-air contributor for two years on NBC’s Today show and appeared as a pop culture expert on CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, TV One, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood.
At MoKi Media, she and her team service a robust client roster that is a mix of national and local fashion, entertainment, fitness and hospitality brands, including Shinola, Ann Taylor, Union Market, Central Michel Richard, Flywheel Sports, barre3 and many more.
Arienne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied history and Japanese, and holds a master’s degree in journalism from American University's SOC. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Arienne has lived in the Washington, D.C. metro area since 2004 and currently resides in northern Virginia with her husband Chris.