A tip for Hounds who want to pitch Good Housekeeping: Read her blog, then mention it when you pitch. Even betteer, start posting comments to her blog. This is an almost guaranteed way for journalists to know who you are before you deliver a pitch.
Most blogs, like this one, include a complete profile of the blogger–another great way to learn little tidbits that might help you when pitching.
If you want a journalist’s bio but you can’t find it online, check out NewsBios.com, where you can buy detailed, individual bios.
Then once you have it, it’s time to start introducing yourself and being a great source. See my article “How to be a Valuable Source the Media Loves.”