Jess Cagle, Managing EditorJess Cagle is one of the country's most recognizable entertainment journalists. Throughout his career, he has interviewed Hollywood’s biggest celebrities including: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Whitney Houston, Paul Newman, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Taylor. His frequent television appearances include co-hosting ABC's Academy Awards red carpet pre-show in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, CBS This Morning, CNN and every major entertainment program.
Dalton Ross, Assistant Managing EditorDalton Ross joined Entertainment Weekly in 1999 as a writer for the Television section. On his ascent to Assistant Managing Editor, he has written EW’s “What to Watch,” a day-to-day guide to notable TV programs, “The Hit List” and the back page column "The Glutton." Ross has also served as a TV expert on CBS This Morning, NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The View, CNBC, MTV, ESPN, VH1, Bravo, AMC, Fox 5 and CBS.com. He is a self-confessed reality TV junkie and he TiVo’s sporting events when he’s not writing.
Melissa Maerz, Senior WriterMelissa Maerz joined Entertainment Weekly in June 2011 as a Senior Writer to write features for the TV department and as the lead critic for music. Before joining Entertainment Weekly, Maerz worked at the LA Times, as a senior editor at Rolling Stone and as a senior editor at New York magazine, where she created and launched Vulture.com. She has also written for The New York Times, Spin, Wired, GQ, Nylon and more.
Jessica Shaw, Senior WriterJessica Shaw has been covering television, movies and style for Entertainment Weekly since 1993. She writes the “What to Watch” section of the magazine, recommending shows to TV fans each week. She also writes the weekly “Shaw Report” column in which she designates what pop culture is in, what’s five minutes ago and what’s out. Shaw has appeared on NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN’s American Morning, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and countless VH-1 and E! shows.
Tanner Stransky, Staff WriterTanner Stransky, a staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, has been covering TV, music, and style for the magazine since joining the staff as an editorial assistant in 2006. He’s written prolifically for both the magazine and website, including a recent cover story on The Good Wife, an exhaustive oral history on Roseanne, memorable profiles on both Ke$ha and the Jonas Brothers, and extensive blogging for EW.com about RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ugly Betty, and Desperate Housewives.
Tim Stack, Senior WriterTim Stack, a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, has been covering TV, film, music, and style for the magazine since 2005. He’s written stories on everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Tyler Perry to cover stories on American Horror Story, Tyra Banks, The Hills, Scream 4, Gossip Girl and Glee.Tim has served as a TV expert on NBC’s TODAY, Extra, Showbiz Tonight, TV Guide Channel, CNN, Inside Edition, VH-1, and more.
Lynette RiceLynette Rice is the west coast news editor for Entertainment Weekly, where she has worked since 1999 covering the TV industry. Before that, she covered the medium for The Hollywood Reporter and Broadcasting & Cable.
Mario Correa is a onetime political aide-turned-writer and pop culture commentator (hey, why not?) Before joining News & Notes, he was co-host with Faith Salie of WNYC’s RelationShow, host and co-executive producer of the WRC-TV/NBC4 pilot PowerHouse, DC Correspondent for PRI’s Fair Game, and a writer on the Animal Planet series Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca and the PBS documentary Electoral Dysfunction, among other TV projects. A regular contributor to WNYC’s Soundcheck, Mario has also contributed to NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, Us Weekly, The Denver Post and The Washington City Paper, among other outlets. Mario’s play, Tail! Spin!, which starred Rachel Dratch and Mo Rocca, was a 2013 GLAAD Media Awards nominee for Best Off-Off Broadway Theatre. Born in Chile, Mario is a naturalized U.S. citizen (naturally).
Missy Schwartz, Senior Editor
Missy Schwartz edits the Movies and DVD & Streaming review sections in EW as well as various features and special packages. Before becoming an editor in 2010, Missy wrote profiles on celebrities including Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Penélope Cruz, Viggo Mortensen, France’s former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and Sinéad O’Connor. She penned cover stories on the Sex and the City movie, Mad Men, Project Runway, the 2009 surprise horror hit Paranormal Activity, and many others. For years, she covered the film festival circuit, traveling to Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes. She co-hosted the EW.com video series Project Runway Talk with Dalton Ross and Oscar Talk with Dave Karger and was a regular guest on Idolatry. Missy has chatted about various aspects of pop culture on CNN, NBC’s TODAY, the CBS Morning Show, Extra, and more.
Chris Nashawaty, Critic
Chris Nashawaty joined Entertainment Weekly in 1993 as an editorial assistant. Since then he has served as a correspondent, staff writer, and senior writer before being promoted in 2013 to his current position of film critic. Highlights from his EW career began with his first big profile of fitness guru Richard Simmons. Since then, he has enjoyed interviewing everyone from Russell Crowe, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and George Clooney to Julia Roberts, Britney Spears, and Jeff Bridges. His favorite feature stories were on Johnny Depp, an old-time bit-part actor who lived at the Motion Picture retirement home, and a profile of Wesley Snipes that was a Luce Award finalist.
Julia | emailOriginally from Indiana, Julia can now be found wandering the Lower East Side, East Village and Brooklyn in search of a good live show. Julia keeps you updated on the hottest pop culture and entertainment news as a host for Entertainment Weekly’s segment News & Notes. She also works behind the scenes for SiriusXMU on the award-winning Blog Radio and Sirius XMU Sessions. Find her on Twitter @juliasiriusxmu