Fred Topel

  • 20 years of professional journalism covering the entertainment industry
  • Has interviewed voice cast and producers of The Simpsons
  • Member of the Television Critics Association


Fred Topel was a writer for ThoughtCo on the topic of The Simpsons. His credentials include 20 years of professional journalism, interviews with The Simpsons voice talent and producers, and being an avid viewer who has seen every episode since 1989.

As a film and television journalist, Topel also covered the press junket for The Simpsons Movie and interviewed voice cast and producers of The Simpsons.

Topel is a member of the Television Critics Association. He currently is a freelance entertainment journalist. 


B.S. in cinema from Ithaca College

Awards and Publications

Freelance contributor to Rotten Tomatoes
Writer and editor for The Nerd Report


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