Kerrie Mitchell is a freelance writer and an associate editor at Entertainment Weekly. She co-edits the lesbian blog Hothouse. She received an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University in 2002, where she wrote a thesis entitled Road Movies, about indie film, wandering cowboys, and disco roller skating at the Flicks on 66 Digital Shootout, a filmmaking festival in Albuquerque that she covered for Premiere.
Before EW, Kerrie was a longtime freelance fact-checker at such publications as Premiere, Maxim, Vogue, Elle Décor, Poz, and Us Weekly, where she was the Britney Spears go-to girl until she lost her will to live. She’s feeling much better now.
Kerrie was a fact-checker and research assistant for Jonathan Van Meter’s 2002 nonfiction book about the 500 Club in Atlantic City entitled The Last Good Time. Kerrie was also an assistant editor at Premiere. She received her BA from Princeton University where she studied 20th century American literature. She’s written for such publications as Premiere, Wired, Filmmaker, Poz, The Massachusetts Review, and Pride.
Kerrie was born in Long Island and raised in New Jersey, near the only place in the state where the Parkway and the Turnpike cross. (She has two exits!) She lives in Brooklyn.