Steve Gidlow, a long-time columnist for MediaVillage ("Behind the Scenes in Hollywood"), has written about television and pop culture since 1994, beginning in Australia. Since moving to Hollywood in 1997, Steve has focused on celebrity interviews for the weekly market. He has been a contributing editor to In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly and Closer Weekly, as well as covering reality TV for numerous outlets.
Steve made the transition from Australia to Hollywood in 1997 as bureau chief of Pacific Publications in Australia and Europe, where his contributions to TV Hits saw the title awarded the prestigious Magazine of the Year by the Editor's Association of Australia in 2001. Later he would join Bauer Publications' In Touch Weekly, coordinating its Reality Update section and reporting for At Home With features, eventually becoming the title's West Coast TV editor.
A member of the Television Critics Association since 1998, Steve became a permanent fixture on the TV beat, reporting on and covering American Idol, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, The X Factor and The Voice — covering many of those TV stalwarts from their debuts. His in-depth knowledge of American Idol led to his becoming a regular guest on American Idol Extra and Idol Tonight for the Fox Reality Channel and TV Guide Channel, respectively, offering his expert opinion on the show.
Most recently, Steve was a regular contributor to HNGN.com, providing lively features and introductory review articles for myriad debuting and returning TV shows, along with regular coverage of The Voice and American Idol.
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