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Sara Donnellan


When Freelance Writer Sara Donnellan is at her Brooklyn apartment, she’s most often streaming competitive reality shows like Big Brother and The Circle or scaring herself by binging true crime podcasts. Her television tastes are varied, with her favorites ranging from Love Is Blind to The Sopranos. She is a devout Swiftie and a sporadic Yogi. When Sara is not writing for Us Weekly, she can be found reading in the park, teaching people about astrology at dinner parties or writing short horror stories.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Sara got her start with entertainment journalism as 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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