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  • Brenda Alexander

    Brenda Alexander

    Showbiz Writer

    A Christmas fanatic who's a sucker for sappy Hallmark films. Equally equipped on ratchet reality television and black history. I'm a balance of gangsta and gospel, an admitted wino, an avid viewer of documentaries, a book enthusiast and ride or die for my family and friends.
  • Susmita Baral

    Susmita Baral

    Freelance Coordinator

    I'm a California native, who has been accused of ruining lives one bad pun at a time. When I'm not cooking or traveling, I'm usually offering my unsolicited opinions about cheese.
  • Patrick Barratt

    Patrick Barratt

    VP, Operations

    I'm passionate about solving problems with software to improve people's lives, but above all, I love good beer after long hikes.
  • Becca Bleznak

    Becca Bleznak

    Entertainment Writer

    Wannabe superheroine, actual nap queen. Writing about entertainment by day and watching inordinate amounts of TV by night.
  • Amanda Bomba

    Amanda Bomba

    Ad Ops Specialist

    I'm an all-season outdoor adventure seeker who escapes to play in the mountains, or on the water, every chance I get. Thankful to be married to my best friend as we build our dreams, our family, and our Kitfox.
  • Glenda Bucy

    Glenda Bucy

    Accounting Manager

    After a day of counting beans and looking for the missing penny, you can find me on my Harley searching for the perfect winding road.
  • Perry Carpenter

    Perry Carpenter

    Entertainment News Writer

    When I'm not writing entertainment news, I'm crisscrossing Europe with the Pineapple 4.
  • Dave Consolazio

    Dave Consolazio

    Sportscasting Writer

    When I'm not writing about sports, I'm probably watching or reading about them. You might also catch me playing some video games, at the poker table, or kicking back listening to a podcast or audiobook.
  • Mary Daly

    Mary Daly

    Showbiz Quality Editor

    When I'm not obsessing over grammar, I'm speaking in woofs to my dogs and whistles to my birds.
  • Bridget DeMeis

    Bridget DeMeis

    AOL Channel Manager

    I'm a grammar nerd with a penchant for wearing silly t-shirts and going to concerts.
  • Yelena Dolgoplosk

    Yelena Dolgoplosk

    VP, Monetization

    I enjoy working with numbers but outside of work I avoid them as much as possible,you'll never see me counting calories or balancing the checkbook.
  • Meg Dowell

    Meg Dowell

    Health & Fitness Writer

    I'm extremely passionate about nutrition, health and fitness, but I'm also a huge sci-fi nerd - Star Wars and Marvel consume about 70 percent of my free time.
  • Tanya Dutra

    Tanya Dutra

    Director of People Ops

    I’m a vegetarian who gets a thrill out of helping others enjoy their work experience. I also love paddle-boarding, animals, the great outdoors, and anything history related.
  • Julia Dzurillay

    Julia Dzurillay

    Celebrity Writer

    When I'm not writing or sleeping, you can probably find me eating spoonfuls of vanilla soft serve or crying about the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Megan Elliott

    Megan Elliott

    Money & Career Senior Editor

    When I'm not writing, I enjoy cooking, yoga, and reading. I also collect vinyl records and am eagerly awaiting the Twin Peaks reboot.
  • Xiangyu Fan

    Xiangyu Fan

    Quantative Analyst

    When I'm not coding, exercising, or surfing the web, you can find me at my local Starbucks or cinema.
  • Andrea Francese

    Andrea Francese


    I’m a native New Yorker on a mission to find the best bagel in the state. When I’m not writing you can find me spending all of my money on coffee and shoes.
  • Candace Ganger

    Candace Ganger

    Entertainment Writer

    When I'm not writing entertainment & books, you can find me crying over Jack Pearson's death, taming three weird cats and two weird kids, running through cemeteries, or searching for the perfect Milky Way latte.
  • Bob Garcia

    Bob Garcia

    Sportscasting Writer

    Growing up sports has been my passion, being engulfed in all things NBA, NFL, and MLB. When I'm not watching or writing about sports, I'm spending time with my family and friends.
  • Eric Gilley

    Eric Gilley

    Freelance Coordinator

    When I'm not editing, you can probably find me at the beach or pretending I know how to cook.
  • Kelsey Goeres

    Kelsey Goeres

    Entertainment Writer

    Reporter. Celebrity advocate. Poetry addict. Pasta fiend.
  • Tamara Grant

    Tamara Grant

    Celebrity Writer

    I am a hip hop enthusiast and reality TV show junkie. When I'm not writing, you can find me ranting about conspiracy theories and politics.
  • Amanda Harding

    Amanda Harding

    Culture Writer

    I'm copywriter by day and a super mommy by night. In my three minutes of downtime, you’ll find me reading library books, experimenting with Paleo cupcake recipes, silently correcting other people’s grammar, obsessing over real estate, and laughing at my own jokes.
  • Ali Harrison

    Ali Harrison

    Engagement Editor

    Whether I'm editing content for The Cheat Sheet, hiking the Rocky Mountains, or making the perfect G&T, I pay attention to the details.
  • Damien Hoffman

    Damien Hoffman

    Board of Directors

    I enjoy Big Thinkers, page-turning or thought provoking books, and trying to keep up with my young daughters.
  • Derek Hoffman

    Derek Hoffman

    Board of Directors

    When not thinking about the future of media, I'm passionate about travel adventures, live music, connecting with nature, creative cooking and family time. An avid sports fan of my alma mater University of Michigan.
  • Kourtnee Jackson

    Kourtnee Jackson

    Entertainment Writer

    Night owl. Longtime vegan but lifelong enemy of peas. I love writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and therefore consider the works of Neil Gaiman, Wu-Tang, and Prince to be sacred pieces of art.
  • Mandi Kerr

    Mandi Kerr

    Entertainment Writer

    When I'm not writing about the newest TV shows or trying new recipes, you can find me exploring the aisles of Sephora.
  • Joe Kozlowski

    Joe Kozlowski

    Sportscasting Writer

    When I'm not obsessing over grammar, I'm speaking in woofs to my dogs and whistles to my birds.
  • Jolene Lallouz

    Jolene Lallouz

    VP, Finance

    I am passionate about numbers, problem solving, data, music and nature.
  • Josh Lezmi

    Josh Lezmi


    I'm an entertainment enthusiast with a particular passion for Broadway and Netflix. When I'm not writing, I'm probably going on about an upcoming movie or Stephen Sondheim.
  • Connie Liou

    Connie Liou

    Showbiz Writer

    "Gilmore Girls" Season 6, Episode 13, 20:01. When I’m not writing, I’m learning the choreography to "Serendipity," scouring Southern California for the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup, or completing another year in "Stardew Valley."
  • Hunter Lott

    Hunter Lott

    Director of Organic Search

    Surf. Skate. Sail. Music. Grill. SEO. Travel. Friends. Family. Not in order.
  • Trey Mangum

    Trey Mangum

    Showbiz Writer

    I'm a journalist writing about all things TV and film who once accidentally asked for sweet tea in Canada.
  • Eric McWhinnie

    Eric McWhinnie

    Editorial Director

    I'm passionate about all things related to money. When I'm not writing, I'm quoting lines from Seinfeld and yada yada yada.
  • Wendy Michaels

    Wendy Michaels


    My obsession with entertainment news makes it nearly impossible for me to focus on anything else, but somehow I manage to have a life, too.
  • Melissa Mitas

    Melissa Mitas

    Entertainment Writer

    Writer, wife, mom, dog owner, coffee addict, ice cream enthusiast. In my (extremely minimal) spare time I love being outdoors, meeting up with friends, and watching Pixar movies with my hubby and 2 daughters. The dogs enjoy them too.
  • Christina Montford

    Christina Montford

    Entertainment News Writer

    I'm a travelling junkie with a recovering sweets addiction.
  • Eryn Murphy

    Eryn Murphy

    Entertainment Writer

    When not writing, you can find me binge-watching whatever show is currently consuming my life or seeing the same movie multiple times in theaters.
  • Nikelle Murphy

    Nikelle Murphy

    VP, Product

    I'm a writer and editor who's nerdy about words, a sucker for Sour Patch Watermelon candy, and a recent California transplant.
  • Sheiresa Ngo

    Sheiresa Ngo

    Money, Career & Health Writer

    When I'm not writing about personal finance or lifestyle, I'm thinking about where I'm going to get my next cup of coffee.
  • Aris Ordonez

    Aris Ordonez

    Front-End Engineer

    When I'm AFK (Away From Keyboard), I resume the role of Master Yoda to my two little Jedi Knights.
  • Jessie Quinn

    Jessie Quinn

    Style + Beauty Writer

    I'm a skin care-obsessed beauty and style writer, who will gladly talk your ear off about sun protection.
  • Gina Ragusa

    Gina Ragusa

    Lifestyle Writer

    When I'm not wrangling dogs or running, I'm running after dogs and trying to find slick ways to save some cash. To spend on the dogs.
  • Andres Rivas

    Andres Rivas

    VP, Technology

    Is a person that loves to tinker with new technologies and think of ways to apply technology that will foster overall growth while bringing balance to the Force.
  • Jason Rossi

    Jason Rossi

    Lifestyle Writer

    Husband, father. Sandwich artist, burger maestro. Cooking and golf are the same to me – I love both but am not good at either. Yes, I will see High on Fire with you.
  • Tracy Sigler

    Tracy Sigler


    Tracy is a veteran of several start-ups including the popular financial media company The Motley Fool, where he was VP Web Ops. First as an Advisor, then joining Cheat Sheet as COO in 2012 he is now CEO.
  • Eric Schaal

    Eric Schaal

    Sports Writer

    I'm obsessed with baseball and finding ways to waste less (hence the electric car beat), but a perfect morning at the beach usually makes me forget everything.
  • Mathew Skwarczek

    Mathew Skwarczek

    Showbiz Writer

    I’m a fantasy and sci-fi nerd with a love of cars and cycling. When I’m not writing, you can find me on my bike, backpacking in the woods, or fencing sabre.
  • Amanda Spence

    Amanda Spence

    Entertainment Writer

    I'm a writer that enjoys nothing more than getting the latest entertainment news in the blink of an eye. You can find me in my downtime obsessing over plants, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.
  • Chelsea Stewart

    Chelsea Stewart

    Entertainment Writer

    When I'm not writing about celebs I wish were my friends IRL, I'm exploring Atlanta or watching "Frasier" reruns. Tweet me @cjasminest.
  • Oben Tataw

    Oben Tataw

    Data Engineering Manager

    I love solving practical, real world problems, especially problems with a larger positive social impact.
  • Thom Taylor

    Thom Taylor

    Motorbiscuit Writer

    Born and raised in SoCal, I like cars, drive-ins, and the beach; and being mostly Italian I love pasta and spaghetti westerns.
  • Armando Tinoco

    Armando Tinoco

    Entertainment Writer

    I’m a pop culture junkie who loves all things Disney and takes “The Real Housewives” too seriously that often lead to strong arguments. When I am not writing about entertainment, I am traveling and testing Dorit Kemsley’s theory on accents.
  • Abeni Tinubu

    Abeni Tinubu

    Entertainment Writer

    When my face isn't stuck in a book, you can find me scarfing down donuts, whining about my involuntary love of fitness, or putting my natural drama queen antics to good use through acting.
  • Fred Topel

    Fred Topel


    I live in the heart of film and television, and go wherever the story is to talk to the people who perform and create them. If you see a typo, that's my cats trying to help me write.
  • Matt Trzcinski

    Matt Trzcinski


    I would love to waste all my time obsessing about the Beatles, but if I did, there wouldn't be any time for me to obsess over Disney.
  • Nicole Weaver

    Nicole Weaver

    Senior Writer

    My life is pretty much having arguments about The Bachelor and Games of Thrones all while playing The Sims.
  • Lauren Weiler

    Lauren Weiler

    Associate Editor

    My life would be incomplete without editing, writing health articles, and swinging from the aerial silks at my local circus gym.
  • Bre Williams

    Bre Williams

    Lifestyle Writer

    I'm an entertainment junkie, who has the scoop on every trending celebrity to date. When I'm not writing, I can be found binge watching Hulu or enjoying naps with my dog!
  • John Wolfe

    John Wolfe

    Content Writer

    I'm a Survivor fan with a passion for baking bread, and DMing board games.
  • Collin Woodard

    Collin Woodard

    Product Manager of MotorBiscuit

    When I'm not covering the auto industry, I spend way too much time cooking or looking for new recipes.
  • Catherine Wright

    Catherine Wright

    Showbiz Writer

    You can find me: hiding under my weighted blanket, attending (and sometimes performing in) late-night improv shows, watching Gilmore Girls seasons 1-6 or any Meg Ryan rom-com, and/or staying up all night going down a rabbit hole of Internet drama.
  • Tamiera Vandegrift

    Tamiera Vandegrift

    Entertainment Writer

    I'm a huge movie geek who loves writing, spoken word poetry, dogs, and chowing down on Chinese food and Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fries... sometimes simultaneously.

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