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Podcast #176 – Interview with Emily Longeretta, Sr. Entertainment Editor at US Weekly

Another fun podcast this week with someone that maybe you’d be surprised to hear me interviewing, and it’s Emily Longeretta from US Weekly. And that’s because you know I’ve had my issues with US Weekly over the years when it comes to crediting my site for stories that I run before they do. But maybe you haven’t noticed in the last year or so, I’ve had less of an issue. And that’s more so because of Emily. She came to me over a year ago and we hashed out my issues. That’s just one of the many things we talk about in today’s podcast. Times have changed in journalism and what these sensational magazines are more focused on now. Very fun discussion today with Emily about the industry and its changes. Before I get started with Emily I talk a little about my IG Live show with Ashley Spivey on Sunday nights at 8 ET and a little more on Colton’s book. As always, if you’d like to respond to the interview, please include Emily’s Twitter handle (@emilylongeretta) in your replies. Thanks again to Emily for coming on and she’ll definitely be a guest again in the future. Enjoy…

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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I begin by talking about the IG Live show Ashley Spivey and I are doing on Sunday nights at 8 ET and a little more about Colton’s candidness in his book. Then Emily joins me to talk about how she got her start (14:24), the change in how “tabloids” have covered stories over the years (19:57), magazine vs online (22:30), how subjects are breaking their own stories now (24:27), having “exclusives” (32:42), what she took from interviewing Colton for her podcast this week (43:15), and we end by talking about her love for Dawson’s Creek (56:20).

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