Featured journalist: Ari Karpel

Today's featured journalist is Ari Karpel, a Contributor for Fast Company and a freelance journalist who's written about creativity, culture and celebrity for The New York Times, The Advocate, and KCRW.

Formerly a senior editor and senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and a senior associate editor at TV Guide, Karpel actually began his career in public relations, running the PR department at TV Guide before leaping over to editorial. A New Jersey native, Karpel studied film at New York University and history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Check out his Muck Rack portfolio here, starting with "Ladies We Love: Phyllis Diller" and "Madonna: The Truth Is She Never Left You."

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