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Sara Donnellan


Freelance writer Sara Donnellan is obsessed with competitive strategic reality shows including Big BrotherThe Circle and Claim to Fame. She also enjoys writing about reality dating shows like Love Is Blind and The Ultimatum, heartwarming family shows like Dancing With the Stars and her personal idol, Taylor Swift. When Sara isn’t working, she enjoys reading, performing her original music and cohosting her podcast, “The DCOM Boom,” which recaps and reviews Disney Channel original movies.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Prior to joining the Us Weekly team in May 2022, Sara was a contributing writer for Heavy covering Big BrotherAmerican IdolThe Voice and the Hallmark Channel. There, she discovered her love of interviewing and has proudly spoken with stars including Idina Menzel, Haylie Duff and Teddi Mellencamp. Carson Kressley once called her “a breath of fresh air.”


Sara Donnellan studied songwriting at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. She was in the same program as two of her musical heroes, Regina Spektor and Mitski. She graduated summa cum laude in 2017.

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