Founded in 2014, Soap Hub is the product of more than a combined century of passion, knowledge, and understanding of soaps. Between our team, we have over 100 years of soap watching and soap writing under our belts, and we created this website to bring you our vision of what a soap publication should be.
We aim for Soap Hub to always be a place soap fans can come and find all the information they need on the stories, stars, and behind-the-scenes happenings. From flashback videos and stories to exclusive interviews, detailed and entertaining spoilers, and no-holds-barred commentary, Soap Hub is the daytime spot for the 21st century.
In the last year, we began branching out to include all aspects of entertainment, including movies, TV, and music. If you crave big news out of Hollywood, Soap Hub has you covered.
We started our journey five years ago as Soap Shows with one writer left over from the old magazine days of soap coverage. Soap Shows eventually evolved into Soap Hub and built a team of dedicated professionals working in the soap opera digital age.
Shadolene Saeyang, Director Content Developement
Shadolene Saeyang began with Soap Hub in 2015. She holds a degree in broadcast journalism and began her career as a local news reporter, then entered the world of reality TV production.
She eventually transitioned to digital media and very quickly learned soaps and their unique and dedicated audience as she guided this site on social media and beyond to become a trusted brand in the daytime publication industry.
Shadolene spends her days managing a team of editors, writers, and production staff, while also watching soaps, reading and answering your emails, creating newsletters, crafting promotions, overseeing production, researching marketing tools, and analyzing piles of data to bring you what you want to see in the changing and evolving world of digital media entertainment.
Hope Campbell, Senior Content Manager
Hope Campbell was the first writer on board with Soap Shows, which later became Soap Hub. She began watching soaps as a child in the 1970s with Another World as her first daytime love and Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara as her second and third.
While earning degrees in journalism and TV/Radio production, soaps from all networks dominated her multiple VCRs, and by the time she landed her first soap writing gig with Daytime TV magazine (after a college internship with Soap Opera Weekly), she was watching and covering 13 soaps every day.
She was also one of the founding writers of Soap Opera News, a digest-size weekly magazine and sister soap publication to Soap Opera Magazine. After taking a break writing about soaps to raise three kids and write about other things, Soap Shows came along and changed her life. When not working, she sings with regional theater groups and works to improve her Pennsylvania community through an elected local position.
Hope spends her days managing a team of writing and production staff, editing every article on our soap end, taking screenshots of all four remaining soaps, creating engaging images and titles, and writing, writing, writing while advocating for the genre that helped shape her life.
Diane Brounstein, Content Manager
Diane Brounstein is a seasoned writer/editor/researcher with decades of experience in the soap opera industry. She started her career as an intern on three soaps — Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, and General Hospital, often working in the casting offices.
Later, she worked as a senior editor at Soap Opera Magazine and was a managing editor at Sony’s SoapCity Website. She also worked as a researcher on 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration for CBS, while spending 10 years working in the research and production end on the Daytime Emmy Awards for Dick Clark Productions, and on Soapography for SoapNet, where she was also promoted to an associate producer.
After spending time working on websites for CBS local news sites in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, she moved over to project management for a digital marketing agency. She joined the staff of Soap Hub back in 2016 and spends her days watching soaps with the rest of us.
While watching, Diane writes, edits, creates images, interviews your favorite stars, attends soap events for the latest news, and offers insightful commentaries on the goings-on throughout the daytime world.
Michael Maloney, West Coast Editor
Michael Maloney is a veteran Los Angeles-based entertainment reporter. As Senior West Coast Editor of Soap Hub, he’s on top of the latest news, casting, behind-the-scenes changes, and trends in the world of daytime drama. He can often be found on a red carpet talking to your favorite daytime stars.
Michael wrote The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell, the authorized biography of the late William J. Bell, creator of both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
He’s the former West Coast Editor of Soap Opera Digest, a past Contributing Editor at Soaps In Depth Magazine and has been on staff at Inside TV, Soap Opera Update, Soap Opera Magazine, and In Touch.
Additionally, Michael has contributed to numerous publications including Variety, AOL TV, TV Insider, TV Soap (Australia), and TODAY. In addition to writing about soaps, Michael has also covered the world of primetime serials and reality TV.
Michael has contributed to books on soap operas including The Bold and the Beautiful a 10th Anniversary Celebration, Days of Our Lives Better Living, and two tomes done by People Magazine celebrating General Hospital’s 50th anniversary and All My Children’s 41st /farewell.
He’s a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication and has been on the production staff of BB. Michael also served as a creative consultant on the Pop TV series Queens of Drama.
Pierce Culver, Digital Video Editor and Soap Hub Host
Pierce Culver attended university for electrical engineering and physics but quickly discovered that the intricacies of complex stories were just as appealing to him as the intricacies of the world.
His career saw him first serving as a script doctor for independent films – offering those small edits that bring a screenplay to life – then making the transition to crew work and production as he became more involved in the industry. He also began writing under a variety of pseudonyms, releasing novels and short stories in several different genres.
After joining Soap Hub in 2016, Pierce turned the majority of his attention to producing daily and weekly updates about each of the four remaining American soap operas. He stepped in front of the camera during late 2018, taking over when the previous anchor moved on to other projects.
Today, he works as a contributing writer and editor in addition to his video-making responsibilities, and he is always eager to engage with anyone about their favorite daytime drama… even if he finds it difficult to pick a favorite of his own.
Josh Barter, Associate Marketing & Content Strategist
Josh is a digital marketing expert with an extensive background ranging from e-stores to educational sites.
Josh has been with Soap Hub since early in 2019 and spends his time building newsletter content, developing featured article images, and strategizing on the Soap Hub Shop. His web development and design background gives him a multi-hat role and he’s great at doing just about anything the team needs from him at a moment’s notice. Before Soap Hub, Josh was a freelance digital marketer.
Amber Sinclair, Writer and Editorial Assistant
Amber Sinclair has been with Soap Hub since 2015 and comes to us as a longtime The Young and the Restless fan and expert. Amber remains SH’s only Canadian team member and does more than just write spoilers and recaps.
She spends her days monitoring and administrating our various social media pages across three platforms, developing our polls, designing our games, and puzzles.
Garren Waldo, Contributing Writer
Garren Waldo is the newest addition to the Soap Hub team and also the youngest, having come on board as a daily writer in 2019. An expert on soaps from today and the glory days of soaps, he got his knowledge through soap generational love, as his mother and grandmother were fans and he got into their old VHS tapes, becoming enthralled.
Garren writes our General Hospital recaps each day, as well as our birthday articles, and wayback flashbacks.
Alina Adams, Contributing Writer
Alina Adams has been a contributing writer for Soap Hub since 2016 and comes to us via the world of mystery books, romance novels, soap history tomes, soap production, and just about any other type of entertaining and informational writing you can think of.
She writes up our daily polls, giving our readers a good chuckle along the way. Plus, you never want to miss her on-point daily The Young and the Restless spoilers and recaps.
Janet DiLauro, Contributing Writer
Janet DiLauro joined the Soap Hub team in 2016 and comes to us from decades of work in soap opera journalism. A New York native, Janet has worked for the former Daytime TV magazine and its sister publications.
She also spent many years as West Coast Editor of Soap Opera Weekly magazine and has contributed to dozens of entertainment publications throughout the years.
Janet writes our weekly comings and goings articles, keeping our readers apprised of the latest casting changes. She also makes sure our weekly news wrap is ready for you every week and delivers on in-depth interviews with your favorite stars.
Keith Loria, Contributing Writer
Keith Loria joined the Soap Hub team in 2020, bringing with him more than 25 years of entertainment journalism experience and four decades of being a fan of soaps.
A graduate of the University of Miami, Keith spent three years at Soap Opera Digest in the ’90s, covering Sunset Beach, the “Where are they Now” column and handling news. He moved to Soap Opera Magazine, where he covered All My Children and One Life to Live for the publication. He also worked with the late Kristoff St. John on his Backstage Pass Daytime Emmy videos, handling red carpet duties and post-party interviews.
He has watched Days of our Lives on and off since he was 10 years old, enthralled by the Salem Strangler and the introduction of Stefano DiMera soon after. His favorite soap memory is drinking martinis with the late Joseph Mascolo at a soap opera event.
Leona G. Barad, Contributing Writer
Leona G. Barad grew up watching soaps at her mother’s knee in the 1970s. By the time she graduated with a B.A. in Communications, Leona was a soap opera historian and dedicated collector.
Leona’s first foray into the soap opera industry was as an intern at General Hospital. Soon after, she became the Historian/Researcher for CBS TV’s 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration, which aired in 1994. Leona also began writing freelance articles for Soap Opera Magazine and SoapCity.com and she contributed to a book of humorous soap opera lines called Soap Dish.
Leona spent over a decade working in research and production for numerous television specials about the history of the medium, including Inside TV Land, Behind The Laughs, TV’s Greatest Performances, TV Laughs at Life, and Before They Were Stars. She also spent a few years working as a researcher for the Daytime Emmys and Soap Opera Awards. Later, Leona worked in the research department of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. She now joins Soap Hub as a Contributing Writer, specializing in the history of soaps.