Michele Sponagle is a Toronto-based journalist and editor with over 20 years in journalism. She began her career at Maclean’s magazine in 1987, then joined the editorial team at Flare magazine. She turned to freelancing writing in 1989 and has since worked with Canada’s best known publications. Her writing devoted to the world of entertainment began at TV Times magazine, a publication distributed throughout what was then the Southam newspaper chain. She contributed weekly as the Info Please columnist, answering the television-related questions from readers across Canada. She was the editor at Tribute, the movie magazine distributed via Cineplex Odeon theatres nationwide. She then joined the staff of the Globe & Mail where she specialized in writing about television. She continues to contribute editorial features for a wide variety of publications, including Flare, the Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Gourmet Traveller, etc. Throughout her career, she has interviewed a fascinating and eclectic group of celebrities, from Susan Sarandon to Gwen Stefani. In addition, she has been an editor at large with St. Joseph Media for six years, working on projects ranging from Elm Street to specialized custom magazines. She is an active member of the Periodical Writers Association of Canada, Travel Media Association of Canada, and the Editors’ Association of Canada. Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Western Magazine Award.


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