Buck Wolf

  • Executive Editor of Trends for HuffPost
  • National affairs reporter and entertainment news producer and columnist for ABC News
  • Managing editor of Court TV Online
  • One of the Fashion Police for US Weekly magazine
  • On-air TV and radio personality 


Buck Wolf is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over seven years. He has cut a strange-but-true path through the world of journalism as one of the country's best-known weird news reporters.

As a columnist and entertainment producer at ABCNews.com, Buck has written on everything from modern mummification to U.S. sperm exports. Before joining ABC News, Buck served as Managing Editor at Court TV's website, where he spent two years covering the trials of O.J. Simpson.

As part of the national broadcast team at the Coney Island Hot Dog Easting Contest, Buck has offered chew-by-chew analysis of humanity's quest to stretch its collective stomach to unthinkable extremes. He was a regular guest on TV Land's Myths & Legends and has appeared on the radio shows Countdown With Keith Olbermann and National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. He was also found on the back pages of Us Weekly, as part of the magazine's famed Fashion Police.


M.S., Journalism and International Affairs, Columbia University

B.A., English, State University of New York at Buffalo

Awards and Publications

  • HuffPost
  • Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award for humor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Reader's Digest Traveling Fellowship
  • Western Knight Center fellowship, University of California, Berkeley.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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