Janet Di Lauro

  • Over 30 years of experience as an editor of daytime soap opera magazines
  • Launched the blog thehollywoodknow with former ET online content producer Paulette Cohn
  • Served as contributing editor on the tween publication Pixie, and was a featured editor on Reality Check magazine in 2003


Janet Di Lauro is a former ThoughtCo writer who contributed articles on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for five years. She has built a career in daytime television coverage that has spanned 30 years, and which includes a stint as the West Coast editor of Soap Opera Weekly magazine from the publication's debut in 1989 through 2010. In addition, she was the features editor of Daytime TV magazine and editor of Soap Opera Stars magazine during her publishing years working in New York. Over that time, she has interviewed daytime’s biggest stars, from Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso (Bo and Hope on "Days of Our Lives") to Susan Lucci (Erica Kane on "All My Children") to Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer on "General Hospital") to Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor on "The Young and the Restless"). In addition to her daytime work, Di Lauro served as a contributing editor on the tween publication Pixie and was a feature editor on Reality Check magazine in 2003. She also launched the blog thehollywoodknow with former ET online content producer, Paulette Cohn.

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