Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
Social Media Director Dianna Cohen has experience working at Into the Gloss, Valentino, Philip Crangi, and Thakoon. She spent her time consulting with tech startups and digital publishing platforms on social media strategy and community growth before coming to Beyond the Row.
When she's not at BtR or tweeting, you can find her at the Comedy Cellar, eating ramen in the East Village, or shopping online (#guilty).
Hollywood.com's 'Bachelorette' blogger Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is a professional autoracing driver and has been racing nearly all his life. He was the first runner-up during the eighth season of ABC’s 'The Bachelorette' in 2012 and qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 2006. Arie Jr.began racing in 1992 in go-karts and progressed through the ranks, competing in various racing series from Formula Ford to USF2000 and the A1GP. He finished runner-up in the points’ championship in INDYCAR’s Firestone Indy Lights Series where he was also voted INDYCAR’s Firestone Indy Lights "Most Popular Driver" four years in a row. For more information, visit www.ariejr.com.
Jenni Miller has been writing for fun and profit since the age of six. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College several years later, she dove into the wild world of online media — just before the dot com crash. She's interviewed everyone from Mike Leigh to The Lizardman, traversed the tundra of Park City, visited movie sets, and reviewed too many movies, books, and video games to count. Jenni was the senior editor of Premiere.com and has contributed to a variety of outlets, from classy joints like VanityFair.com and GQ.com to, well, other sites. She is planning to write a book (or at least a short story) about the weirdos who go to see movies on opening day, herself included.
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer based in New York City. She is the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. She won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Sara has appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, FX, E!, Fuse, and AOL. She also has a popular podcast You Had To Be There with her MTV co-host Nikki Glaser.
Ana is our Viral Content Director, but really she is just a fangirl/Disney fanatic in disguise. Don't mention One Direction or Harry Potter unless you plan on having a 5-hour-long discussion on both. She believes every office should have the right balance between sunlight and cats.