MOM NEEDS MERLOT
By: Sophie Schillaci
Sophie Schillaci is a seasoned entertainment journalist with a decade of experience in Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind the keyboard. She has worked for media outlets including Entertainment Tonight, The Hollywood Reporter and MTV News, 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 is currently expecting her second baby, due in Spring of 2020.
She's covered red carpets for the GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, countless major studio film and television premieres, the Sundance Film Festival, and the list goes on (and on). She's traveled the globe for exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews... and attended more tapings of "The Voice" and "American Idol" than she can count.
Additionally, she has appeared as a pop culture expert on several nationally and globally syndicated programs, including Good Morning America, The Talk, Extra and more.
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."
Prior to breaking into the entertainment world, Sophie worked as a collegiate sports reporter and was named a winner at the College Emmy Awards for her work spearheading broadcast coverage of Division One Hockey's prestigious Frozen Four tournament.
When she's not reading "The Pout Pout Fish" with her bookworm toddler, she's probably online shopping for tiny, adorable clothes (Screw you, Instagram ads!) or binge watching "Vanderpump Rules" and true crime on Netflix.