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The #1 place for fans of major talent shows!

WHAT IS TALENT RECAP?

Talent Recap is the only independent website that is exclusively dedicated to the fans of the most popular talent shows around the world. As passionate fans of these shows ourselves, we provide news and analysis on America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice, The Masked Singer, The Four, The X Factor, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Bring the Funny, the judges, and its contestants.

ABOUT TALENT RECAP

Talent Recap is created and run by fans, for fans.

Launched in 2017, the website seeks to develop a platform for fans of similar interests across the globe, to read, watch, discuss, engage and share their passion with fellow fans while having fun in the process!

Talent Recap’s main hub is our website at talentrecap.com. However, we have developed a great following on other social media platforms. We have approximately 3.5 million followers on Facebook and more than 4 million subscribers on YouTube.

Meet the Team

Editor

Taylor
Fox

Taylor Fox is a Content Writer and Acting Managing Editor at Talent Recap. When she’s not covering entertainment news, she can be found baking, reading, or exploring her new home, NYC. Taylor is an avid traveler and her cultural work has been published in a variety of magazines and websites.

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Video Director

Kayla
Ciaramella

Kayla is the Director of Video and YouTube Manager at Talent Recap. She has been a super fan of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘American Idol,’ and ‘The X Factor’ since her childhood. Kayla graduated from the College of Staten Island in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications: Design and Digital Media. When she isn’t editing videos, she enjoys binge-watching reality TV and rom-coms, going to concerts and road trips, and spending time with friends and family.

Design, Research and Strategy Director

Jessica
Chin

Jessica Chin is the Director of Design, Research and Strategy at Talent Recap.  She is a born and bred New Yorker, but loves to take adventures outside the city.  Jessica is an avid baker – you can find her sweets on Instagram @just.eat.some.sweets – and multimedia artist.  When she’s not creating, she is binging the latest tv/reality show and a bit too obsessed with 90 Day Fiancé.

Creative Director

Billy
Blanks Jr

Billy Blanks Jr. is the Creative Director and On Camera Host at Talent Recap. He has been directing and producing productions since a young age and was most notably on Shark Tank, where he got a deal for his business Dance It Out® (DIO®), the fastest fitness based program in America. His creation Dance It Out is also now a Fitness & Lifestyle Talk Show on The Lifetime Network! His most proud accomplishment is his son Elijah Wayne Blanks.

Social Media Strategist

Chloe
Wilt

Chloe Wilt is a social media savvy entertainment journalist with a passion for all things reality TV and finding the next best trends on TikTok. Chloe is originally from Austin, Texas (hence her social media handle @chloewiltatx), but now lives in New York City. When she’s not endlessly scrolling across all social platforms and keeping up with all of the latest talent and reality show news, Chloe loves discovering and exploring local hidden gems all across the city.

Social Media Associate and Graphic Designer

Joshua
Steele

Joshua is a graphic designer and social media associate at Talent Recap with a BFA in Communication Design from the New York City College of Technology. With many hobbies from tech and social media to film and collage, what he does off work can depend on the day. Right now he’s going through the works of horror mangaka Junji Ito.

Writer & Host

Samantha
Agate

Samantha Agate is the Talent Guru here at Talent Recap. Her work has been featured at The Blast. Samantha graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn’t binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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Writer

Jill
O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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Writer + Host

Catherine
Di Meglio

Catherine Di Meglio is a content writer and YouTube host at talent recap. With a love of all things entertainment, she earned her Master’s degree in media management from Wagner College in 2021. Catherine is a New York City girl who has many passions including beauty and fashion, photography, traveling, and making memories with loved ones.

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Writer

Matthew
Honda

Matthew Honda is a contributing writer for Talent Recap. He’s new to writing but certainly not new to binging television. If he’s not sitting down to some reality TV, you might find him practicing some extreme sport, snapping photos, or shooting some pool.

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Writer

Pablo
Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering ‘Got Talent’, ‘The X Factor’, and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing entertainment content, he’s quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom, nearly always comforted with a coffee by his side.

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Writer

Brandy
Robidoux

Brandy Robidoux is a freelance entertainment writer and editor based in Los Angeles, California.
Brandy’s writing has also appeared on HollywoodLife.com, PopSugar, INSIDER, Billboard, and Stylecaster. When she’s not busy writing, she can most likely be found at a concert or over-indulging in cold brew coffee.

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Writer

Riyanka
Saikia

Writer at Talent Recap that doesn’t need caffeine to keep her going. ‘Flipped’ by Wendelin Van Drannen is her favorite book and she lives by its motto that there is two sides to every story.

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Host & Writer

Kyle
Montplaisir

Kyle Montplaisir is a contributor and host at Talent Recap. He is the lead detective for the site on ‘The Masked Singer’ and an encyclopedia of knowledge on ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kyle is originally from Arizona, but now lives in Los Angeles. When he isn’t watching talent shows and game shows, Kyle loves eating dessert, singing karaoke, and spending time with his wife, Hannah, and dog, Stella

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Host & Writer

Mel
Boursiquot

Host & Writer

Lauren
Ashley Beck

Lauren Ashley Beck is a writer and host for Talent Recap. Our resident “Survivor,” Lauren landed in LA by way of Michigan. She is a communications graduate with a passion for storytelling, hosting, and people. When she’s not working, you can catch Lauren watching true crime shows and eating an entire bag of hot Cheetos.

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Host

Summer
Monae

Host

Rachel
Green

Host & Writer

Nadgeena
Jerome

As a contributor for Talent Recap, Nadgeena hosts What’s Hot for Talent Recap and writes articles for the Talent Recap site.  Nadgeena’s most recent position has been as a Digital Content Producer at News 12.  Before that she was a Television Presenter and Editor at 2M Media Group (2M), where she contributed her talents as a host and producer for Interview 360.  She brings her fresh and young perspective to Talent Recap, immersing herself in work both in front of and behind the camera.

Nadgeena Jerome is an alumna of George Mason University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.  She has worked as an intern in several broadcast environments, including for the local Fox 5 affiliate in New York, and as a Video Journalism Fellow for Circa News.  She is excited to share her forward-thinking approach to media and experience with others, promote diversity and representation and network with industry leaders.

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Associate Video Editor

Alex
Giannousis

Videographer

Gary
J

Web Developer

Chun Hong
Lin

Dev

Omer
Khan

Dev

Waqar
Ali Aziz