Tessa Hayley Hellberg

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Johannesburg, South Africa
University Of The Witwatersrand
Home Design Trends, Real Estate Reality TV, Holiday Home Decor
  • Tessa has interviewed countless reality stars, including "Million Dollar Listing LA" alums, David Parnes and James Harris.
  • Having previously worked in an art gallery, she loves any opportunity to dive into the behind-the-scenes of beautiful spaces.
  • She also has a lifelong passion for Holiday decor (and isn't afraid to fight over Christmas tree ornaments).


Pop culture, design and real estate have long been among Tessa's greatest passions, and over the years, she's managed to turn that into a career. Her first job out of college was at a podcasting agency with predominantly real estate clients. Since then, she's gone on to do celebrity interviews for TheThings, cover celebrity news at Nicki Swift and provide occasional coverage for major events at The List. She's also covered trends over at Women.com, and loves any opportunity to dig into why consumers gravitate towards certain aesthetics.


Tessa has a bachelor's degree in politics and media studies, and honors and master's degrees in media studies, all from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation centered on luxury markers in "The Real Housewives of Johannesburg" and earned her a distinction.
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