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Name  Michael Ausiello
Role  Television actor
Spouse  Kit Cowan (m. ?–2015)

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Born  February 23, 1972 (age 43) (1972-02-23) New Jersey, United States
Occupation  Journalist, actor, founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com
Partner(s)  Kit Cowan (????–2015; his death)
Website  michaelausiello.com tvline.com
Education  University of Southern California
Movies  He's Way More Famous Than You
Similar People  Shonda Rhimes, Kristin dos Santos, Michael Urie
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Michael Ausiello (born February 23, 1972) is an American television industry journalist and actor. He was a senior writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com. On May 28, 2008, Ausiello left TV Guide for Entertainment Weekly and posted his first blog for them on July 2, 2008. On October 4, 2010, he announced his departure from Entertainment Weekly to join Jay Penske's Penske Media Corporation, where he launched a new TV site, TVLine.com.

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Early life and education

Ausiello grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and spent three years as the senior news editor of Soaps In Depth magazine and served as media relations coordinator at Entertainment Tonight prior to joining TV Guide.

Career

Ausiello began writing for TV Guide in 2000. During his eight-year tenure at TV Guide, he wrote for both the magazine and its website. Ausiello's columns at TV Guide included Today's News, The Ausiello Report, a weekly print column that expanded into a regularly updated blog online, and Ask Ausiello, an exclusively online weekly Q&A. Ausiello contributed to the website's weekly podcast, TV Guide Talk and the weekly TV Guide Channel program The 411 with a five-minute segment entitled "The Big Five", where he commented on the top five entertainment industry stories of the week. Ausiello also had a vodcast version of The Ausiello Report.

Ausiello has also contributed commentary to media outlets outside of TV Guide, such as Today, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, American Morning, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Entertainment Tonight. He is a regular guest every Friday morning on Sirius Satellite Radio's popular morning show, "OutQ in the Morning" (Channel 109) with host Larry Flick, where they converse with callers about all things television—shows, stars, and plot lines, including scoops and spoilers.

Having garnered a number of connections with actors and producers such as Amy Sherman-Palladino, Ausiello has appeared in a few cameo roles on episodes of such television series as Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and Scrubs.

Personal life

Ausiello is a pesca-vegetarian, currently residing in New York City and Los Angeles.

Ausiello is openly gay and was married to photographer Kit Cowan. Cowan died of a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer on February 5, 2015. Ausiello chronicled the last year of Kit's life, and their 13-year relationship, in his 2017 memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.

References

Michael Ausiello Wikipedia


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