Soap Dirt Staff


Founder and Managing Editor
Rachel Stamper –Rachel is a seasoned writer for several news sites and former book editor for Random House. She’s an accomplished screenwriter with a nationally theatrically released film and a current screenplay under option with a major studio.

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. I’m thrilled to take Soap Dirt to new heights and ensure it has the best content on the web for soap operas, reality TV, and entertainment news.

Staff Writers

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 and have a growing addiction to Days and GH!

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.

Mandy Robinson – Reality TV is my first love when it comes to writing. I am addicted to everything from “The Bachelor” to “Counting On.” I grew up watching “General Hospital” with my mom and once I started working from home found a love for it again and can’t miss an episode. I have been freelance writing for ten years and I am thrilled to join the team at Soap Dirt!

Roz Zurko – Reality TV lets me be that fly on the wall when it comes to witnessing all types of behavior, as it never amazes me what people will say and do with the cameras rolling. My infatuation with people watching started long ago during the early days of “General Hospital” where some rather odd scripted behavior led to Luke and Laura’s wedding. Today’s reality shows, like the “Real Housewives” series and “Teen Mom 2,” open up a new window for me when it comes to people-watching as their trials and tribulations unfold in real life.

Kelly Joyner – Writing is my passion and so are soaps. Working for Soap Dirt brings all my interests together. I’m a 10+ plus General Hospital fan and enjoy B&B, Y&R, and many reality shows including Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior, Survivor, and more!

Skye Kelly – Reality TV shows like “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Real Housewives of Orange County” are all about glamour mixed with drama in Southern California. There’s never a dull moment on these shows and I enjoy writing about them. Spoilers, news, and social media scoops give fans an inside look at what’s happening with the “Real Housewives” stars.

Jane Flowers – I am a great admirer of Little People Big World and Lisa Vanderpump. The connection? Awesome people! I love to write about them. I studied journalism and communication theory in New Zealand and Australia. I am a self-published author and currently live and work in Africa.

Margaret Minnicks – I love watching reality television and writing recaps of the shows. It is as if I am encountering the experience all over again. I have been an online writer for nearly 10 years. It is a pleasure to join the team at Soap Dirt.

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!