Allison Bethell is an avid traveler, just having visited her 7th continent. She's also passionate about real estate, business, nightlife and fashion and loves to share these interests. Shopping, culture, and outdoor activities are just a few favorites on her list of local attractions.
Alyssa Stahr is an award-winning writer and editor who travels the world in search of the next story, and thrives on editing and mentoring newer writers and freelancers from around the globe. She's been fortunate enough to receive the Lee Enterprises Award for Innovation, a Missouri Press Award for first place in content and a Corporate Express Employee Spotlight Award.
Andrew is a frequent US and Canadian traveler who, as a Contributing Editor, makes it his mission to find the best curry laksa and other fine foods in the northern hemisphere. When he fails in that mission, he ends up at whatever greasy spoon or diner is open. Also in his travels, he doesn't use the hotel gym anywhere near as often as he says he's going to.
Andrew Tropeano, host of NewsWatch and special correspondent for SELECT, has over 10 years experience in journalism and is a broadcast media and entertainment media pro. He is passionate about technology, entertainment, travel, and consumer news.
Returning from Washington DC in 2003, Bartlett is a St. Louis native who founded St. Louis Transplants as a unique talent attraction and retention service. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including: St. Louis NPR affiliate KWMU, 9 Network Stay Tuned, St. Louis Business Journal, KTRS-550 AM, St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KSDK-TV,
A Boston native, contributing editor Ben Szanton has embraced St. Louis but is still learning more about his new city by the day. A young entrepreneur and exercise enthusiast, he's always happy to share the new song he can't stop listening to or taco place he just discovered. He covers a wide range of St. Louis topics for SELECT.
Senior Editor Robert Lindsley is a media industry veteran and DC diehard with years of experience covering consumer products, technology, and other cutting-edge fields. A passionate fan of fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife, he's also a noted beer and wine connoisseur who loves trading tips and advice with readers.
Brownie is part corgi, part chow, and the biggest party animal (literally) we know. Likes: Ride-alongs with our sales team, crossfit, and reality TV. (Read: Looking out the window.) Dislikes: Being tied to trees, going 30 seconds consecutively without being petted, our incessant bad jokes. Darcy says it’s “not us, it’s him” – being less than a year old, let’s hope it’s a phase he grows out of.
A native New Yorker, Carlos knows a lot(!) about pro-wrestling and still foolishly supports the Mets. Now living in New England with his wife and daughter, Carlos has written for www.Fatherly.com, ESPN, WWE, Men’s Journal, and Muscle & Fitness. When he’s not writing, Carlos is always looking for a new craft beer to drink.
Intrepid intern Christina Elia is currently pursuing her BA in Art History Communications at Fordham University, and writes about various topics ranging from arts and culture to practical tips and how-to advice. She has been published on online platforms such as The Odyssey. You can follow her on Twitter via @stinaelia
Senior writer Chris Z has been covering the nightlife and entertainment scenes for over 15 years. When not checking out the latest bars and restaurants, he is often found captivated by the latest gadget or other technology fads.
Assistant Editor Ciara is a DC native and East Coast roamer with degrees in both English Professional Writing and Drama & Theatre Studies from Elon University. She's written for a variety of publications including Highway 64, Travel Writing at Elon, and Odyssey. More of her work can be found at ciaracorcoran.com.
David Podgurski has written about travel, books, fashion + entertainment for digital and print media. He’s hunted down vintage finds in crumbling attics, published poetry, worked for the New York MTA, and likes to haunt museums, cafés and shops. When he isn’t traveling or writing, he’s thinking about his next trip — and what to enjoy when he gets there.
Emily Ludolf is a wordsmith who travels the world in search of new stories and adventures. After attaining a Masters OXON in English Literature and Language from the University of Oxford, she hiked Everest and the Great Wall, drank in Hemingway's favorite haunts, and spent time lounging by a five star infinity pool, overlooking pristine white sands. Her travels are as impressive as they are eclectic.
Originally moving to St. Louis to attend Washington University, Eric Hamblett has lived there for 8 years and started a local coworking businesses, TechArtista, and digital membership platform, bazaarpass, that have grown his obsession with the city. When not networking, Eric can be found biking in Forest Park, visiting breweries + convincing his international network that this is the place to be!
Erin Honey is a word-cranking freelancer who tackles both solo and partner projects. She's written for a worldwide niche industry magazine, and also worked as an assistant editor. A local that's in the know about many towns such as St. Louis, she's excited to share her knowledge with readers.
Publicist Glenn Mandel is a seasoned PR + media relations pro with over 25 years of experience leading major brand accounts. Career highlights include creating + leading award-winning communications campaigns across multiple accounts including Opera Solutions, LendingTree, Nintendo, JVC, Electronic Arts, Subway restaurants, Nielsen and more.
Jamie Steinberg is Managing Editor for Starry Constellation Magazine. She has worked as a journalist since 2003 conducting interviews and writing articles on topics that range from business to entertainment. She has also made several expert appearances on shows like HuffPostLive and TMZ.
Jeanette Hurt is the award-winning writer and author of eight culinary and
drink books, including The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide, which received the 2010 Mark Twain Award for Best Travel Book, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine and Food Pairing. She's written for TheKitchn.com, Four Seasons Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur.com, and dozens more publications.
Kris Lawton is a media and publishing industry pro whose career spans over two decades. As both publisher and editor, he’s covered a variety of cutting-edge industries from entertainment and gaming to fashion, housewares, and modern family life. As deputy editor of SELECT magazine, he’s a go-to source for insights on all things dining, entertainment, culture, and nightlife.
Lauren Paley is a writer and traveler based in NYC. She has lived in Morocco, France, Tel Aviv and Prague, and has traveled to over 25 countries. Her interests include banh mi sandwiches, Boo the dog, trying (and failing) at languages, and outdoor movie theaters.
Lisa Steinberg is Editor-in-Chief for Starry Constellation Magazine. She established the online entertainment source in 2003, which features celebrity interviews, TV show recaps, movie reviews and much more. Additionally, she is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post on all things entertainment.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Marc Saltzman is one of the most recognized and trusted technology evangelists in North America. Marc is a freelance columnist for more than 40 publications (including a syndicated column with USA TODAY), a prolific (16-time) author, radio + television personality, public speaker, and host of “Gear Guide” on Cineplex movie screens nationwide.
German-born Mario R. Kroll runs UberStrategist, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based PR agency focused on entertainment. A lifelong globetrotter, Mario loves discovering great food, interesting drinks, finding that unique hole-in-the-wall, tattoos, and making an impromptu getaway on his motorcycle.
Meghan Parisi is an accomplished freelance writer and the managing editor for a luxury design publication that covers homes in New York City, the Hamptons, San Francisco and Connecticut. Meghan enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and cities as often as possible. She is an avid cook and enjoys sharing her recipes on her blog: Whiskey + Aprons.
Special correspondent and entertainment reporter Michelle Ison is a producer, entertainment host, and co-host for NewsWatch TV and its podcast. Feel free to strike up a conversation with Michelle on Twitter @NewsWatchTV – her sassy personality won’t allow her to shy away from a good debate on anything entertainment or technology.
Misty McGlumphy is an experienced world traveler recently returned from a "real food" adventure in Israel and Palestine. While there, she not only saw attractions but also got to experience local cuisine-taking cooking classes and partaking in dinners in local homes. Her travels include Cuba, Botswana, and Myanmar, and she enjoys cooking and entertaining, and the DC food scene.
Nancy Oakley cut her teeth as a travel editor and writer for in-flight magazines, including Delta Sky and US Airways Magazine. She currently explores the world as senior editor of a local arts-and-culture monthly and its sister publication, a home-and-garden quarterly.
Associate Editor Nick Gambino is originally from New York City. With a strong background in the entertainment and tech fields, he writes engaging reviews and think pieces for numerous websites and online publications. A life-long movie fiend, he hosts popular movie-centric show Get 2 the Podcast -
check it out at www.get2thepodcast.com
Managing Editor Patricia DeLuca is a seasoned print and digital editor who has covered topics ranging from luxury cars to wrestlers, tattoo artists to electronic music. Last year, she launched Strutter, a website covering news in plus-size industry. You can check it out at www.ReadStrutter.com
Rocky has the soul of a poet and the heart of a feral wolf. The World’s Most Wanted Dog™, his origins remain shrouded in mystery: Some say he spent his formative years training with Shaolin monks, others as a former roadie for Van Halen. Either way, tour managers Carla and Lissette won’t let him off the leash without a tray of Milk Bones waiting in the green room. We appreciate a man of his tastes.
Executive Editor Scott Alexander has been writing and editing for over two decades at publications from Playboy to Popular Science. A seasoned publishing industry vet, he works up and down the East Coast and plays wherever they'll have him.
A "Jack of all trades, master to none," Contributing Editor Sean A. Malcolm's byline has been seen in various publications, sites and TV programs such as The Players' Tribune, Ebony, Vibe, Global Grind, The Source, RIDES, SLAM, XXL Magazine, and King Magazine—where he served as Editor-In-Chief. His writing has also been published in the book The Best Music Writing 2007.
Music, movies, fine dining, travel, and brunching - these are just a few of Associate Editor Stephanie Hartman's favorite hobbies. You're as apt to catch her at a summer festival or sipping Manhattans as at the city's best spas - and taking notes to share with readers.
Food, nightlife, and entertainment expert Tamara Lacey travels the world in search of adventure, excitement, and the next big scoop. Whether relaxing at the spa or dancing the night away at the club, it's her job to report on the hottest new happenings in town.
Contributing Editor Tim Stanton is a longtime veteran of the nightlife and entertainment scene who covers bars, restaurants, travel, technology, and other topics. A noted high-enthusiast and foodie, he's our resident go-to guy for inside tips on your city's most promising options.
Elizabeth Z. is Family + Lifestyles Editor for SELECT, a seasoned video host, and - according to lay observers - a 23 year-old trapped in a smaller person's body. Our resident expert on all things kid-friendly, her musings on entertainment, events, travel, toys, modern lifestyles and more have appeared in numerous outlets from The Huffington Post to Parade.