Writer. Host. Producer.
Sophie Schillaci is a seasoned entertainment journalist with nearly a decade of experience in Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind the keyboard. She has worked for media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, MTV News, Afterbuzz TV and Entertainment Tonight, interviewing A-list stars across film, television and music, sharing their stories through compelling video and written content.
An East Coast transplant, Sophie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two dogs and daughter, Everly, who made her a mama in August of 2018. She's currently expecting her second child.
As a senior video producer and writer for ET's digital imprint, ETonline.com, Sophie created the successful franchise series "Certified Country" and "Interviews Under the Influence." Additionally, she has appeared as a pop culture expert on Good Morning America, The Talk, Extra, Access Hollywood and more.
Prior to breaking into the entertainment world, Sophie worked as a collegiate sports reporter and was named a winner at the College Emmys for her work covering Division One Hockey's prestigious Frozen Four tournament.
When she's not reading "The Pout Pout Fish" or a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, she's probably binge watching "Vanderpump Rules" and/or murder mysteries on Netflix.
2014 - 2019
Entertainment Tonight, ETonline.com:
Senior Video Producer/Host/Writer (Digital)
Contributing Correspondent (Broadcast)
-Host, produce and write original video and feature article packages including breaking news and exclusive celebrity interviews.
-Appear on-air as a contributing correspondent and music expert for Entertainment Tonight's primetime broadcast.
-Attend red carpet and other major entertainment events, such as premieres and awards shows, on behalf of ET.
-Brainstorm news-making questions and story angles for upcoming interviews and projects.
-Write daily news articles, features and profiles for ETonline.com.
-Creator and host of "Certified Country," a weekly digital series for ET.
-Creator and host of "Interviews Under the Influence," a recurring digital series for ET.
Senior Entertainment Reporter
-Conduct in-depth interviews with music, film and television stars for web and air.
-Attend red carpet events, press junkets and film premieres with video crew.
-Pitch and produce original stories, features and shoots.
-Co-host live, half-hour "aftershow" podcasts and webisodes for TV series including HBO's "Silicon Valley" and ABC Family's "Young & Hungry."
The Hollywood Reporter:
Staff Editor, THR.com
-Attend and report on red carpet and other press events.
-Generate traffic-driving web content including daily news articles, blog posts, feature stories and photo galleries.
-Make regular on-air appearances on national entertainment news programs to discuss breaking stories. ("Good Morning America," "The Talk," "ET," "Inside Edition," "Showbiz Tonight," "Today," and many more.)
Rochester Institute of Technology
BS, Advertising & Public Relations
Activities and Societies:
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
ESPN's "RIT SportsZone"