Welcome to Cupidâ€™s Pulse: Celebrity News, Opinion, Exclusive Interviews & More!
Launched in November 2010, CupidsPulse.com is a one-of-a-kind relationship site that analyzes trending celebrity news to provide relatable love advice for singles and couples. From advanced clips of BravoTVâ€™s Millionaire Matchmaker to exclusives with ABCâ€™s Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, CupidsPulse.com brings you the information youâ€™ll fall head over heels for from insiders who have their fingers on the pulse of love in todayâ€™s Hollywood-influenced dating world.
Lori BizzocoÂ –Â Founder/Executive Editor
As a former PR executive,Â Lori Bizzoco is no newcomer to the industry. She spent more than 15 years launching some of the worldâ€™s largest brands and creating celebrity endorsedÂ initiativesÂ for her clients. But, finding herself still single at 38, Lori decided to develop her own process for finding love. When it worked (her husband only knew her for nine weeks when he proposed), she knew that helping others navigate the dating world was the path she was destined to take. Lori is a sought after relationship and entertainment expert. She’s been featured inÂ media outlets such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Shape,Â Redbook,Â Parenting,Â Womanâ€™s Day, Working MotherÂ and on Fox News, AOL, Â Oxygen,Â WebMD, and The Suze Orman Show. Â Most recently she was featured in the book, Â No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power by feminist icon Gloria FeldtÂ and Cheat on Your Husband (With Your Husband), by Andrea Syrtash.
Using her knowledge of the entertainment industry and PR background, Lori launchedÂ CupidsPulse.com with the mission of bringing real-world perspective to the overly fantasized celebrity relationship stories saturating the news.
Whitney Johnson – Senior Editor
In 2011, Whitney Johnson (then Baker) began working as a freelance contributor for CupidsPulse.com, where she was quickly promoted to the position of Senior Editor and Social Media Manager. During her two years with the company, she has interviewed E! News co-host, Giuliana Rancic; The Biggest Loser host, Alison Sweeney; Food Network chef, Mario Batali; and The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd â€” just to name a few!Â Whitney graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a degree in Communication Studies. She then worked for two years as a client executive for Burson-Marsteller Public Relations in both the New York City and Chicago offices. There, she honed her writing and interview skills, quickly realizing that the journalistic side of PR was her favorite part of the job. In 2010, she relocated to Nashville and began pursuing a career in writing. CupidsPulse.com continues to be the perfect fit for her, combining her love for writing, passion for romance and her obsession with celebrities.
Whitney currently resides in Colorado with her husband, Ross, and their energetic Lab mix, Finn. They’re expecting their first child — a boy! — in May 2015.
Jessica DeRubbo – Senior Editor
Jessica DeRubbo began working as a freelance contributor for CupidsPulse.com in August 2010. Within weeks, she had climbed the ranks to Assistant Editor and eventually took on aÂ Senior Editor role. During her three years with the company, she has worked with many great writers and editors. She coordinates the movie reviews, guest contributions, and celebrity trend posts that help to make CupidsPulse.com stand out from other celebrity/relationship publications. Jessica graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a Masters degree in Journalism and has since kept up her passion for writing via both professional and personal endeavors. Â CupidsPulse.com continues to be an outlet for the journalistic passion and direction Jessica has always enjoyed.
Sarah Batcheller – Writer/Author Coordinator/Celebrity Interviewer
Sarah Batcheller began working as an Editorial Intern in June 2014 and serves as the manager of our author interview page. Among other editorial tasks, Sarah coordinates interviews with authors, develops background and questions, conducts the interviews, trains other interns for this work, and develop the posts. Sarah graduated with a B.A. in English from George Mason University and hopes to further her education in the near future. As an aspiring writer of fiction, Sarah greatly enjoys speaking with various authors and learning to perfect each piece of writing she creates. Every day at Cupid’s Pulse is a new adventure for Sarah!
Shannon Seibert – Writer/Partnership Coordinator
Shannon Seibert began working as an Editorial Intern in March 2014. She is a journalism and communications major at the University of Florida, focusing on editing and publishing. Shannon also contributes to Gainesville’s Alligator, serves on the board of her sorority’s Social Media Committee, and volunteers at local elementary schools in the fight against illiteracy.Â Shannon graduated high school with her Associate’s degree in Arts and is expected to graduate in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree, two years ahead of schedule. She aspiresÂ to be a writer, an editor, and a publisher in a field in which people appreciate readingÂ and cultivating knowledge.
Katie Gray – Writer/Celebrity Interviewer
Katie Gray is aÂ Marymount Manhattan College student double majoring in Communications and Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and double minoring in Journalism and Fashion Studies. She isÂ on the Dean’s List and will graduate in May 2016. She joined the CupidsPulse.com teamÂ in September 2014. Katie is also a writer for the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator newspapers, the collegiate website Her Campus, and herÂ school paper The Monitor. Her pastÂ experience has included working atÂ Marie Claire, nonprofit health organization Energy Up & Sugar Savvy, and Bloomingdale’s and New York & Company flagship locations. She was also a volunteer at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week with the CFDA. In her free time, she takes acting classes at HB Studio and singing lessons. An avid reader, Katie is always up-to-date on fashion trends, celebrity gossip, the stock market, and current news. SheÂ looks forward to the future and believes everything sheÂ is learningÂ from CupidsPulse.comÂ will help her to have a successful career!
Maggie ManfrediÂ – Writer
Maggie Manfredi graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in interpersonal and organizational communication. With a double minor in electronic journalism and psychology, CupidsPulse.com is the perfect fit for Maggie to write about all things celebrity news and relationships. Since graduation, sheÂ has dabbled in everything from blogging to sales to public relations and hopes to continue to try new things. Â She loves having experiences that fuel her passions to read, write, and help others — and her internship with CupidsPulse.comÂ is one of them!
Emma Wells – Writer/Social Media Coordinator
Emma is a senior at Baruch College in New York City where she is working on her double major in Graphic Communication and Journalism.Â She has been cultivating her passion for design and writing for the last five years and is so excited to have this amazing opportunity at CupidsPulse.com.Â She enjoys good food, good movies, and, as a San Franciscan native, good baseball.
Rebecca White – Writer
Rebecca White is a junior at Seton Hall University in New Jersey where she is majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Writing. She has been on the Deanâ€™s List every semester of her college career and will graduate a semester early in December 2016. She began working as an Editorial Intern for CupidsPulse.com in January 2015. Rebecca is also a writer for her college newspaper The Setonian, where she is the Arts and Entertainment copy editor. She loves reading and writing about celebrities, love, and dystopian or fantasy stories. She aspires to be a novelist while working in the publishing industry, either as a book editor or magazine editor.
Zachary Davis – Public Relations
Zachary Davis is a sophomore at Hofstra University where he is majoring in Public Relations and Global Studies. He is involved with several on-campus organizations, including PRSSA, yearbook, and In the Lines, a club that heÂ helped to create and is currently the Vice President. HeÂ is also a disc jockey at WRHU 88.7 Radio Hofstra University, which is rated number one for college radio. He began working as a Public Relations Intern for CupidsPulse.com in February 2015 and is excited to gainÂ valuable experience in the field!
Katelyn Di Salvo –Â Public Relations/Social Media Coordinator
A senior at Marymount Manhattan College, Katelyn Di Salvo is majoring in Communications and minoring in Journalism. She has had experience in the editorial field with internships at newspapers and is currently writing for a blog called Hercampus. She has also volunteered at the YMCA Beacon Center’s after school program, helping kids with their reading and writing skills. Katelyn began working as a Public Relations and Social Media intern at CupidsPulse.com in October 2014. With everyone turning to social media to get their news, sheâ€™s excited to take such a powerful tool in society and put it to good use. Graduating in May 2015, she hopes that this experience will teach her a lot and lead her to a successful career.
Our aim is to help people maintain enduring and healthy relationships despite the growing noise level of divorce, cheating and affairs that saturate our daily news.Â Let CupidsPulse.com navigate your way to a happy love life.