Soap Dirt Staff

Editor in Chief
Sarah Martinez – As a life-long writer, it was with great pride I grabbed a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Tulane University. After a few years of corporate drudgery, I turned freelance and worked my way up the rungs. Pleased to be empowered to direct Soap Dirt and ensure it has the best content on the web for soap operas, both daytime and nighttime, as well as other entertainment news and gossip.

Staff Writers

Jesse Cowertz – I’ve been watching soaps since birth with my beloved Nana. Now I’m a full-fledge daytime addict who follows soap news, gossip, rumors, and all the latest insight from soap actors’ social media. Thrilled to be writing for Soap Dirt, the hottest new soap kid on the block.

Francine Chalmers – Primarily a reality TV junkie, I’ve glommed onto daytime drama over the past five years and am now thoroughly addicted. My favorite is General Hospital but Days of Our Lives is picking up speed fast. CBS soaps are great to watch and I enjoy writing about all these for Soap Dirt.

Dez Franklin – As the only boy I know growing up that watched soaps, it was a lonely road back in the day. Now I take great pride in sharing my soap expertise and insight on Soap Dirt. CBS soaps are my addiction and specialty, but I always keep up to date on all the latest soap drama.

Sofie Buzz – I’m an avid soap opera fan, especially General Hospital. I have been watching GH since I was a little girl, but love all four of the current soaps. You can be sure to keep an eye out as I shamelessly admit I am hooked on TV, including tons of primetime series. Writing is my biggest passion next to cooking. If you can’t find me in front of my keyboard madly writing about spoilers, rumors or the hottest, up-to-date news, I am spending time with my family or cuddling my furbabies. Very excited to be a part of the Soap Dirt family!

Rayne Nevermore –  I’m Rayne and I love all soaps and reality TV. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of soap history, characters, and lore. I live in the beautiful state of Florida. I’m 40 and have a beautiful 17-year-old daughter. I am an avid reader and writer who loves amusement parks, sports of all kinds, but especially baseball and football. I love hanging out with my brothers and sisters of which I am the oldest. I also enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews who are the light of my life!

Toni Idowu – I have watched soap operas from the time I was a small child.  My mother watched every soap opera that came on television, and although I have watched many others, my favorite has always been General Hospital. Over the years, the characters have become like family to me. I have remained a fan of General Hospital for many years while watching it with my mother, grandmother, and aunt. I love all things GH and I now watch it with my youngest daughter who will carry on the tradition.

Support Staff

Kevin Berry – Growing up as a girl named Kevin, I learned to roll with the punches and have a sense of humor. That helps me here at Soap Dirt as I juggle writers, deadlines, social media updates, and keeping an eye out for soap scoop for the boss. Soap lover from cradle to grave!