Katy Kroll

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Boston, MA
Boston Latin School, New York University
Procedural Dramas, Kevin Smith Classics, Celebrity Interviews
  • A lifelong fan of pop culture, Katy has immersed herself in TV and movies her whole life, setting her sights on a career in film journalism as a teenager when "Dead Poets Society" changed the way she viewed cinema forever.
  • She has conducted hundreds of one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jared Leto, Henry Cavill, Seth Rogen, Patricia Arquette, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, and everyone in between.
  • One of her greatest personal achievements has been meeting and/or interviewing the coveted Star Wars trifecta of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.


Katy is a pop-culture connoisseur who has written about entertainment for over 20 years, having gotten her start at Billboard Magazine as an assistant editor, eventually moving up to senior editor/writer before striking out on her own as a full-time freelancer. In addition to Billboard, she has written for numerous high-profile print and online publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, AOL/Huffington Post, and Moviefone, among others. Over the course of her career, she has landed several "dream jobs," including writing for RollingStone.com, working as a full-time writer/editor at the MTV headquarters in New York City, and, now, contributing to Xoop, where she enthusiastically brings a lifetime of expertise to every story she writes.


After graduating from Boston Latin School, one of the top schools in the country, Katy attended New York University in the heart of New York City, where she double majored in cinema studies and women's studies. It's where she was able to truly meld her passion for writing, film, and all things pop-culture.
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