About Us

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.

Soap Hub Awards

The Talk - The Soap Hub Awards

Soap fans have always been vocal about their favorite stars, storylines, feuds, newcomers, and series. With that in mind, Soap Hub created The Soap Hub Awards, which allows devotees of daytime drama to voice their opinions and also cast their votes for their best-loved actors and shows.

The Inaugural Soap Hub Awards launched in the summer of 2020. Soap Hub created multiple categories, and fans voted for their favorites over a few weeks period. SH editors handed out awards on YouTube in 2020 for the inaugural ceremony.

In 2021, Soap Hub and The Talk partnered to bring the handing out of statues to broadcast television. Winners went to the studio and accepted the honors on-air during a live presentation with The Talk hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, and Sheryl Underwood.

“Bringing the Soap Hub Awards to The Talk feels like a great way to honor the daytime community and its loyal viewers. We’re excited for this partnership and to celebrate this year’s favorite soap opera performances chosen by the fans,” said Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, executive producers, The Talk.

Rachel Dillin, Editor-In-Chief

Rachel Dillin is a writer, editor, and researcher with 15 years of experience writing about soaps and more than two decades of professional writing experience, along with a bachelor’s degree in English writing and a master’s degree in English technical writing. She started writing as a teenager, winning awards and working for various local print publications along the way, and she began watching soaps as a child with her grandmother and mother, like many daytime fans.

She joined the staff of Soap Hub in 2016, writing about soaps and editing for several years, and returned in 2021. She’s helped manage Soap Hub‘s coverage of the Daytime Emmys both from the red carpet and as an editor. Rachel spends her days watching soaps while she writes and edits articles about your (and her) favorite storylines and stars. Catch Rachel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ashley Toering, Audience Development Manager

Soap Hub Ashley Toering About Us

Ashley Toering has always held a special place in her heart for the soap genre as she grew up watching them with her grandmother, and her parents actually named her after Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless. After joining the Soap Hub team her love of daytime dramas and their dynamic characters has only grown.

Ashley graduated with her communication and advertising degree and began working in the digital media space, with a focus on social media and email. Ashley’s favorite thing about working with Soap Hub is the fans and their passion and love for soap operas. Catch Ashley on Instagram and Facebook, or send her a message at ashley@soaphub.com

Michael Maloney, West Coast Editor

Soap Hub Michael Maloney About Us

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 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. Michael’s career in soaps began soon after college when he worked as a CBS page on the sets of Y&R and B&B.  He has written for a variety of publications about television, including TV Guide, TODAY.com, Variety, and The Boston Herald. Catch Michael on Instagram and Facebook!

Laura Granados, Editor

Soap Hub Laura Granados About Us

Laura Granados grew up watching Mexican telenovelas and studied communications. She started her career as an English teacher and parleyed into the entertainment industry when she began translating articles for a Mexican magazine.

She quickly gained a strong sense of the industry and focused on growing her connections. In 2018, Laura joined Soap Hub‘s sister site, TelenovelaFan as a creative producer, and became a key player in defining the site, and curating content, using her connection to Telenovela stars and their agents.

She expanded her role and joined Soap Hub in 2020. Laura uses her vast knowledge of soaps, crossing two major industries, to help both sites stay ahead of the curve! Catch Laura on Instagram and Facebook!

Tina Charles, Writer Editor

Tina Charles joined Soap Hub in 2023, and she is a writer with more than 20 years in the broadcast television industry, holding a Master of Arts in Journalism. She worked on VH1, TV Guide Network, Oprah Winfrey Network plus talk shows Pickler & Ben, the Daytime Emmy-nominated Tamron Hall Show, and Red Table Talk. Tina’s writing credits include TVGuide.com, Frontier Communications’ Fast Feed Blog, TV Insider, and Collider.

She writes about The Young and the RestlessDays of Our LivesGeneral Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Also holiday movies on Hallmark, Lifetime, Netflix, and BET+. Catch Tina on LinkedinTwitter, and Instagram.

Alina Adams, Contributing Writer

Soap Hub Alina Adams About Us

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. Catch Alina on Instagram and on Facebook!

Joanne Gallo, Contributing Writer

Joanne Gallo joined Soap Hub in 2023, and she has more than 30 years of writing experience along with a Master of Arts in Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from NYU. Formerly, she was the Features Editor and Online Producer for Soap Opera Weekly, covering General HospitalPort CharlesPassions, and many primetime reality shows. She was also a Senior Editor for health magazine Energy Times and an Executive Editor for The Johns Hopkins White Papers, a book series on common medical conditions.

She got her start at worldwide advertising agency DMB&B, where she wrote about P&G commercials that ran during the soap operas. For Soap Hub, Joanne writes about The Bold and the Beautiful. Catch Joanne on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Janet Di Lauro, Contributing Writer

Soap Hub Janet DiLauro About Us

Janet DiLauro joined the Soap Hub team in 2016 and comes to us from decades of work in soap opera journalism. A New Jersey native, Janet 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. Catch Janet on Facebook! 

Ashley Amber, Contributing Writer

Soap Hub Ashley Amber About Us.

Ashley Amber is a writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry and has been watching soaps for just as long.

Ashley currently has two self-published romance-fantasy books while she pursues representation for her “romcomdram” manuscript. She previously published over 300 articles with Collider and currently works as a live blogger of reality competition shows on MJ’s Big Blog. She also won the opportunity to appear in Jen Lilley’s “Voices That Give.” Her desire to write about her favorite shows has now brought her to Soap Hub.

Roger Froilan, Contributing Writer

Roger Froilan has been watching General Hospital since 1981 and has a huge passion for the show. By extension, he also enjoys the other soap operas, including Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless, and he loves writing about them as well.

In his spare time, he’s a podcaster and blogger and enjoys discussing all kinds of films and television shows. His knowledge of those goes way back to his childhood, another passion that he carries to this day. You can find Roger on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Bryan Beckley, Contributing Writer

Soap Hub author Bryan Beckley.

Bryan Beckley has been a fan of soap operas since adolescence. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Rutgers University in 2004. Bryan’s career began when he started working as an intern at Soap Opera Weekly, then was hired the following year by Soap Opera Digest, where he worked for 16+ years.

Bryan also interned at the defunct soap opera, Sunset Beach, where he learned the ins and outs of the industry working backstage and in the production office. Catch Bryan on Twitter.

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