Michael Ausiello

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Michael Ausiello
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Ausiello at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con
Born (1972-02-23) February 23, 1972 (age 48) [1]
New Jersey, United States
OccupationJournalist, actor, founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com
Spouse(s)Kit Cowan (2014–2015; his death)

Michael Ausiello /ˌɔːsiˈɛl/ (born February 23, 1972) is an American television industry journalist, author, and actor. He was a senior writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com, between 2000 and 2008. [2] From 2008 to 2010, he wrote and reported for Entertainment Weekly before launching his own television news site, TVLine. [3] [4] [5] Ausiello also published a memoir in 2017, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.


Early life

Ausiello grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey. [6] He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.[ citation needed ]


Ausiello spent three years as the senior news editor of Soaps In Depth magazine and served as media relations coordinator at Entertainment Tonight .

Ausiello began writing for TV Guide in 2000. [7] During his eight-year tenure at TV Guide, he wrote for both the magazine and its website. [7] [8] Ausiello's columns at TV Guide included Today's News,The Ausiello Report, a weekly print column that expanded into a regularly updated blog online, and Ask Ausiello, an exclusively online weekly Q&A. Ausiello contributed to the website's weekly podcast, TV Guide Talk and the weekly TV Guide Channel program The 411 with a five-minute segment entitled "The Big Five", where he commented on the top five entertainment industry stories of the week. Ausiello also had a vodcast version of The Ausiello Report. [7] [8]

Ausiello has also contributed commentary to media outlets outside of TV Guide, such as Today , Good Morning America , Fox & Friends , American Morning , Inside Edition , Extra , Access Hollywood , and Entertainment Tonight . He is a regular guest every Friday morning on Sirius Satellite Radio's popular morning show, "OutQ in the Morning" (Channel 109) with host Larry Flick, where they converse with callers about all things television—shows, stars, and plot lines, including scoops and spoilers.[ citation needed ]

Having garnered a number of connections with actors and producers such as Amy Sherman-Palladino, Ausiello has appeared in a few cameo roles on episodes of such television series as Gilmore Girls , Veronica Mars , and Scrubs .

Personal life

Ausiello is a pesca-vegetarian, currently residing in New York City and Los Angeles. [9]

Ausiello is openly gay and was married to photographer Kit Cowan. [10] [11] Cowan died of a rare form of neuroendocrine cancer on February 5, 2015. [12] Ausiello chronicled the last year of Kit's life, and their 13-year relationship, in his 2017 memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies. [13]



2013 He's Way More Famous Than You Michael Ausiello


2005 Gilmore Girls CustomerEpisode: "But I'm a Gilmore!"
2006The 411Correspondent
2006 Veronica Mars Blushing GuyEpisode: "The Quick and the Wed"
2007 Extra Himself1 episode
2007 Scrubs ObstetricianEpisode: "My Road to Nowhere"
2007–10 Entertainment Tonight Himself10 episodes
2009–10 The Early Show Himself2 episodes
2012 Cougar Town Bartender
  • "My Life"
  • "Your World"
2013 Body of Proof Grave DiggerEpisode: "Daddy Issues"
2015Cocktails & ClassicsHimself2 episodes
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Guy Eating Salad in StairwellEpisode: "Spring"


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