Allison Kugel is an entertainment and pop culture journalist with a syndicated interview column that reaches more than 10 million readers throughout the United States, Canada, UK and Australia.
Her more than two hundred published in-depth celebrity Q&A features raise the journalism bar with insightful and entertaining conversations with public figures from film, television, music, books, sports and popular culture.
Allison’s celebrity interview features are currently published by seventy digital and print media outlets around the globe.
Her interviews have been mentioned, quoted and excerpted by Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Fox News, MSNBC, VOGUE, InTouch Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, USA TODAY, RadarOnline, The National Enquirer, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristin Chenoweth, Busy Philipps, Giuliana Rancic, Ralph Nader, Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and many others.
As Managing Editor of Long Island-based newspaper South Bays Neighbor, and its regional counterpart, Neighbor Newspapers, she inspires and encourages Long Islanders weekly with her Living Well column. Living Well with Allison Kugel is her greatest passion project to date, and the culmination of more than a decade of spiritual studies and learning to triumphantly navigate her own mental health and emotional well-being. She now shares her earned perspective, insights and empowering tools with readers.
Her memoir, Journaling Fame, recounting many of her interviews and her journey with anxiety, panic attacks and OCD, was released in April 2017. In addition, she regularly speaks on the subjects of mental health and wellness, spirituality and being of service to others. Her most recent appearance was at New York Presbyterian's Gracie Square Hospital where she spoke before a large audience of medical professionals across several medical and wellness disciplines.
Allison is a lifelong philanthropist for various animal and children’s charities, with ongoing volunteer work for San Francisco based 501c3 organization Project Night Night. An advocate for mental health awareness, she recently shared her personal story of living with anxiety, panic disorder and OCD with ADAA.org (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), and she speaks regularly on the subject. She splits her time between Florida and New York.
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