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Gossip Cop was created to police the gossip industry. Launched in July 2009, it is the go-to destination for the most accurate and credible celebrity news. Every day the site’s team diligently works to separate fact from fiction. Gossip Cop currently monitors more than 200 websites, TV shows, newspapers and magazines. We’re the only site that fact-checks entertainment reporting and proud to have been at the forefront of debunking “fake news.” Gossip Cop is a member of the International Fact-Checking Network and participated in 2017’s Global Fact 4 conference in Madrid.

Michael Lewittes is the site’s creator, founder and “Top Cop.” A reformed gossip columnist who knows the industry inside and out, over the past 25 years Lewittes has been an “Access Hollywood” producer, the news director for Us Weekly, an editor at The New York Post, and a columnist for the New York Daily News. A graduate of Yale College, Michael was also a correspondent on E! and still regularly appears on a variety of TV shows as a celebrity commentator.

Shari Weiss is the Deputy Editor of Gossip Cop. She previously served as the site’s Associate Editor, as well as the Associate Multimedia Editor and Associate Multimedia Producer at the New York Daily News. Shari has also interned at the Chicago Tribune, Seventeen, People and Soap Opera Weekly. She graduated with a bachelor of science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Andrew Shuster is an Associate Editor at Gossip Cop. He previously served as a freelance writer for the websites fashionnstyle.com, designntrend.com, filmonic.com and joonbug.com, as well as contributed to Universal Pictures’ Tumblr page. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies from Northeastern University.

Holly Nicol is a reporter at Gossip Cop. She started out as an intern at the site before being promoted. An English Literature major, Holly is a recent graduate of Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England.

Dan Abrams is a co-founder of Gossip Cop. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Dan serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. Prior to that, Dan was the co-anchor of “Nightline.” He also owns the sites Mediaite.com, TheMarySue.com, and LawNewz.com, which have no affiliation with Gossip Cop.

Gossip Cop has no affiliation with any political parties, advocacy groups, media organizations, TV or movie studios, or celebrity management, public relations or talent agencies. The company is independently owned and acts accordingly. Additionally, we are not funded nor supported by any outside companies. Gossip Cop operates strictly on the revenue it generates from third-party advertising networks.

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