Riley Runnells

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Location
Toledo, Ohio
School
Ohio University (Athens)
Expertise
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gilmore Girls, Biopics
  • While attending Ohio University, Riley earned a minor in Entertainment Journalism, for which she created the curriculum on her own. This minor included film classes, music classes, and theater classes.
  • In addition to her regular curriculum, Riley spent her senior year of college writing a book called "Not Your Cool Girl" that held up a mirror to the Cool Girl trope in television, film, and real actresses.
  • Riley loves to be quizzed on shows like "Friends," "Gossip Girl," "Gilmore Girls," "Vampire Diaries," and more, all of which she has watched in full numerous times.

Experience

Riley has worked as a professional writer throughout her college career and beyond. She was the editor in chief of Thread Magazine, a fashion and culture publication on Ohio University's campus. She was also the Culture editor at The Post newspaper, Ohio University's premier college publication. Outside of her editorships, Riley interned with PAPER Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. She has been the host of two podcasts, including an entertainment podcast called "Stay Tuned," and she started the Q&A section of The Post newspaper, where she interviewed many celebrities during the coronavirus pandemic. Riley joined Static Media in 2022 and is excited to be sharing her knowledge of the entertainment industry with Looper's avid readers.

Education

Riley has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Riley obtained a dual minor in Entertainment Journalism and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies during her time at Ohio University, as well as certificates in Diversity Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Strategic Leadership.
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