Gretchen Smail

Gretchen Smail is an entertainment journalist at Bustle, where she writes about genre TV shows, true crime and documentary series, and projects from creators of color. Gretchen's bylines have also appeared in Vulture, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, The Hollywood Reporter, IGN, and Nerdist. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley, and once won a JACC News Feature Story Award for a piece on pyramid schemes. Based in the Bay Area, she previously worked in comic book publishing and the tech world. When not marathoning TV, Gretchen can be found weaving, making clay earrings, or learning how to play the kalimba. You can follow Gretchen on Twitter at @gretchen_smail and read more of her work at