O’Brien is a third-generation journalist from New York City, NY.
Born and raised in Upper East Manhattan, O’Brien is the son of an acclaimed writer for the New York Times, who was among the first writing staff for Page Six.
With celebrity gossip running in the family, O’Brien started Gossip Overload as a personal blog which gained over a million followers in its five-year run, before he turned it into a fully functional website.
As an English Communications graduate from the elite Pace University, O’Brien interned at high-profiled print publications such as Vogue and Martha Stewart Living before doing a short stint as a researcher for the CNN program Anderson Cooper 360.
Today O’Brien is a full-time writer for a high profile weekly magazine and dedicates his free time to skiing, painting, and writing for Gossip Overload.
Unlike her writing partner Oliver O’Brien, Tulio grew up on the west coast in Malibu, California.
After graduating from UCLA with her bachelors in Print and Broadcast Journalism, she moved to the east coast to attend NYU’s post-grad course in Television Production.
As a PA for Sony Entertainment for four years, Tulio worked her way up the ladders and is now the head of her own production company out of Toronto. Thanks to her high profiled job and her work with Sony, Tulio has inside connections like no other, and has become one of Gossip Overload’s greatest contributors.
Woods has a degree in journalism from NYU and is currently a freelance writer. She was born and raised in the Bronx. Like many, Woods loves reading, watching and writing about celebrity gossip, especially for Gossip Overload.
Her aunt works for a very famous media gossip outlet that we cannot name on this site, and it is Woods’ dream to one day have the same job as her aunt.
When Woods isn’t writing for high profile fashion and celebrity magazines she loves riding her bike throughout the city, hitting up trendy events happening downtown NYC, hiking through the park and busking on the streets with her acoustic guitar. Her favorite song to play: River by Joni Mitchell.
Sandy Bronze (yes, his real name) is a freelance journalist. Based out of New York, he was raised in Connecticut until he left to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.Since graduating, he worked in PR for several years at different top firms while continuing to write on the side.
Since writing has been his passion since he was a child, he’s ecstatic to finally be a full-time freelance writer and covers everything from gay issues to women’s rights to celebrity gossip, a guilty pleasure he gets to indulge in while writing for Gossip Overload.
His top celebrity is another guilty pleasure: Lindsay Lohan.
Ellis is yet another NY native on the GossipOverload team. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ellis briefly studied philosophy at NYU before getting her degree in Media Studies from The New School. The ink on her degree is still drying, and she’s hoping to use it to further her career writing about music, movies and people she finds interesting.
An avid fan of fashion and pop culture, Ellis also loves vintage shopping, drinking craft beers and hanging out in Greenwich Village. Her career highlights include interning for Vice Magazine, as well as, covering events and writing reviews for The Gothamist.
And, in case you were wondering, the quickest way into Ellis’s heart is talking about dogs – especially ones wearing hilarious costumes.