Alexandra D'Aluisio

Summary

While Alexandra D’Aluisio spends most of her time as a digital staff writer at Us Weekly in New York City, her heart is in New Jersey with her Yorkshire Terrier, Toby. She watches mostly reality shows (her favorites are Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Bachelor/The Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise), but her first small-screen love was One Tree Hill. In fact, her parents took her to Wilmington, North Carolina, to see the series being filmed instead of throwing her a Sweet 16 party.

Alexandra also has an obsession with true crime shows, movies and podcasts, even though they often give her nightmares. She welcomes conversations about “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, Netflix’s Abducted in Plain Sight documentary and serial killer Ted Bundy, in particular.

Her other interests include boy bands, Disney Channel Original Movies, the New York Giants and referencing Vines in everyday conversations.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Alexandra is a self-proclaimed pop culture junkie who never quite grew out of the “tween” phase. While she writes upwards of 40 news stories per week about a variety of subjects — including The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Bravo reality stars and Teen Mom — she feels most at home when she is reporting on the happenings of the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes and various YouTube stars.

Some of Alexandra’s favorite topics are: when One Direction will get back together (she’s still not over the split) and how the Jonas Brothers broke up on her birthday. She also knows too much about YouTube drama, but embraces the knowledge.

A highlight of Alexandra’s career came in 2015 when Aaron Carter told her he’d invite her to his party along with Shaquille O’Neal and LeAnn Rimes. She also proudly attended a tiny Ed Sheeran concert in NYC in 2013 while she was an intern because none of her bosses knew who he was.

Education

She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and public relations in December 2013. While graduating college a semester early seemed like a good idea at the time, she quickly realized that she should have milked the ability to take midday naps as long as possible.

Work history

She interned for VH1, iHeartRadio, OK! magazine, M magazine and Teen.com while in college, and was hired as an editorial assistant at the latter upon graduation. She was eventually promoted to Editor and helped relaunch its older sister site, Clevver.com.