a.k.a: Chucky Fiasco
Favorite TV Shows: True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones, Martin, Glee, Pretty Little Liars, Justified
Favorite Quotation: “Daaaaaaaamn, Gina!” – Martin
Guilty Pleasures: Buying sweaters for her dog, zombie video games, TRX, Ebay, Sailor Moon cosplay, truffle fries, extreme couponing
Bio: Chako Suzuki has been with Wetpaint since 2007. She is founding editor of Wetpaint Entertainment‘s very first show site (Gossip Girl) and has since launched twenty-six show sites into the network. She currently runs exclusives and news and creates network features and galleries. Prior to working at Wetpaint, Chako was a freelance writer and curator. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from University of California, San Diego.
Favorite TV shows: Glee, The Vampire Diaries, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Top Chef, Lost (RIP)
Favorite Quotation: “I want to go to there.” – Tina Fey
Guilty Pleasures:Zappos, baking obscenely caloric things, talking to her dog, Buffalo Exchange.
Bio: Before joining Wetpaint in 2009, Leslie Pandey was a Senior Editor at Zillow.com and a Copy Editor at Expedia.com. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Leslie helped launch Wetpaint Entertainment’s first slate of show sites, and currently oversees two show site management teams. Leslie is the rare Northwest native who doesn’t complain much about the rain.
Location: Seattle, WA
Favorite TV Shows: The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, The Wire, Gossip Girl, West Wing, Mad Men, Girls, Dawson’s Creek, Happy Endings, and New Girl.
Favorite Quotation: “The love of form is a love of endings.” – Louise Gluck
Guilty Pleasures: Channing Tatum, Laguna Beach GIFs, fist-pumping to Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb,” writing “think pieces” about now-defunct WB shows.
Bio: Whitney developed an early (and fervent) love of television during her childhood, when she was only allowed to watch one show per week (Rainbow Brite, obviously). Now responsible for coverage of six Wetpaint Entertainment show sites (take that, Mom!), Whitney has her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. Prior to joining Wetpaint in 2011, Whitney was a book editor and, before that, the Citysearch Editor for Seattle.
a.k.a.: L. A.
Location: Seattle, WA
Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, American Idol, Biggest Loser, Top Chef, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Voice
Favorite Quotation: “No matter where you go, there you are.” – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Guilty Pleasures: Say Yes to the Dress marathons, terrible Syfy channel B-movies, Damn You Autocorrect, and EVE Online
Bio: L. A. fell in love with television watching reruns of Star Trek with her granddad and Hitchcock movies with her mom. Prior to working at Wetpaint, L. A. was the owner of Gossip & Gab Media, LLC and editor-in-chief of Gossipandgab.com. She has spent over 15 years as an editor in print and online media, primarily focused in lifestyle and entertainment. Her favorite interview subject ever was Lucy Lawless during the height of the Xena years, and she still has her Warrior Princess lunchbox signed by all the main cast proudly on display.
Location: Manhattan, NY
Favorite TV Shows: Revenge, True Blood, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Modern Family, Parenthood, Castle, Gossip Girl, So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Quotation: “Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.”
Guilty Pleasures: House Hunters International, Mariah Carey songs, anything related to cats, and Robert Downey, Jr.
Bio: A “showbiz kid” through and through, Lindsay Dreyer moved to New York City with Broadway dreams, but fell in love with the written word. Prior to joining Wetpaint Entertainment as an Associate Editor in 2010, she worked for the nationally syndicated television newsmagazine Inside Edition and The Rachael Ray Show, and also served as editor for Dancer Magazine and Dance.com. Lindsay is a proud alumna of Barnard College, and her claim to fame is appearing in the Season 3 finale of Gossip Girl. XOXO!
Location: Manhattan, NY
Favorite TV Shows: Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, American Horror Story, Girls, Game of Thrones, Freaks and Geeks, Skins
Favorite Quotation: “I like things that I like, but I love everything.” – Cassie Ainsworth
Guilty Pleasures: Cat memes, Duck Dynasty, Snooki, Mark Wahlberg, dramas set in South Boston, and The Office.
Bio: Before joining Wetpaint Entertainment as an Editor, Crystal was a contributing editor to Celebuzz, covering all things TV, movies and One Direction. She began her career at The Huffington Post, where she helped launch HuffPost TV before transitioning to the Huffington Post Entertainment team. With her enthusiasm for teen entertainment, Crystal regularly covered Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Awkward., and Pretty Little Liars. She doesn’t believe in hate-watching, and one of career highlights includes getting a personal email from Ryan Murphy after she likened him to Lord Voldemort during an interview.
Assistant and Associate Editors: Afiya Augustine, Dan Clarendon, Beth Douglass, Amber Garrett, Laura Larson, Samantha Leffler, Rebecca Martin, Jenny McGrath, Rachel McRady, Tiffany Wan, Julia Wayne, Alyse Whitney
Photo Editors: Jager Weatherby, Alissa Kombert
Writers: Mehera Bonner, Marnie Brodersen, Kayti Burt, Gina Carbone, Sarah Crow, Maria Diaz, Ryan Gajewski, Barbara Herman, Heidi Hurst, Elizabeth Kellogg, Knox McCoy, Mariella Mosthof, Carita Rizzo, Joe Roch, Julia Lynn Rubin, Chelsea Sanders, Beth Sobol, Nicole Audrey Spector, Rebecca Stokes, Maria Valiente, Gemma Wilson, Stephanie Wolf