Meet The Team

Soap Opera Spy is about everything Daytime Soaps. We absolutely love to talk about General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.  If it is about a soap – you’ll find it here!

Founder and Director

Annemarie LeBlanc

Annemarie has a BA in Computer Science from McGill University.  After Annemarie graduated from McGill University she was hired by Concordia University teaching Introduction to Database Management & Advanced Database practices.  Additionally, she taught at Champlain Regional College on the South Shore of Montreal.  After 27 years Annemarie decided to stop teaching take on her Little Retirement Project, blogging.  In a mere 2-years, she grew her blog to 14 million readers a month.

Annemarie is almost completed her first book about the Daytime Soap world and currently has a multi-book deal with a major publisher.

Editorial Director

Amanda Austin

Amanda is a proud mom of her handsome dog named Jack Kerouac.  When she’s not Pinteresting new dog food recipes, she enjoys quilting, couponing, and crocheting her cat’s new sweaters.  In her spare time, she watches soaps and her new passion is British TV.  If you can’t find Amanda online, she’s outside trying to teach Jack Kerouac how to roll over.

Staff Writers

Nikki Gantt

Nikki was, is, and will always be a huge soap opera fan. Her passion for the soaps has led her to write about them.  Her favorite soap is General Hospital, but she watches them all!  She spends her days scouring the internet for interesting news for SOS readers!

Daniel Babis

Daniel has been writing about soap operas for almost a decade and was the editor of popular internet magazine Soap Opera Spy (soapoperaspy.com) for over 3 years. After learning everything he could under the guidance of Annemarie LeBlanc, he decided to open his own site and put his own imprint on the world of soap opera news reporting.

Heather Hughes

Heather is a freelance writer who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications.  She’s a self-proclaimed soap opera aficionado who enjoys eating peanut butter cups, staying up late and sharing her passion for entertainment with others.

Flo LeBlanc

Flo is the mother to two twin boys and she is a huge Soap Fan.  Flo was an avid “All My Children” fan, so much so she took the day off work the last day it aired to mourn.  You can see Flo now all over the internet posting her Soap Trivia or attending some Daytime Soap events to meet with her favorite actors.   Make sure to visit our Facebook groups: Love General Hospital & Soap Opera Spy to check out what Flo is up too!

Jackson Petrie

Jackson is the undercover soapy name that allows me access to hot secrets and spoilers that no other site gets its hands on. In my past life, I worked in Hollywood as a writer so I know exactly how the soap game is played. Now that I’m retired I help out Annemarie with the amazing Soap Opera Spy site.

Carol Cassada

Carol’s love of soap operas began when she was a kid when she watched an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful with her mom. Since then Carol’s love of soap opera began and she became a lifelong fan. These days her main soaps are B&B and Y&R. When she’s not writing about the soaps, she’s busy working on her next romance novel and playing with her fur babies.

Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee is a soap opera enthusiast and spends 20 hours of her life every week watching her favorite daytime dramas.  In her off time – she likes to chat on Facebook with her soapy friends about all the latest switched paternity tests, cheating scandals, and imposters.  Sandra’s all-time favorite soap opera was ‘’Guiding Light,” but now “Bold And The Beautiful” would have to be her number one soap of choice.  If she is not online or watching soaps, you can find Sandra crocheting sweaters for her cats.

Sean O’Brien

After earning a BA in Communications, Sean began his professional career in the Scranton-Wilkes/Barre Red Barons’ front office (the Philadelphia Phillies former Triple-A affiliate). He later worked as a print sports writer. During this millennium – Sean became a state licensed school teacher, the author of the children’s book Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile, and a credentialed sports columnist. He’s also been a longtime soap opera loyalist.

Cristie Geroux

Cristie is a stay-at-home housewife who is an avid fan (over 30 years watching General Hospital and The Young & the Restless), with extensive knowledge of all four of the current Daytime soap operas and many Primetime shows. Cristie is married to her best friend and a mother of two grown children. Cristie loves writing about all the news, rumors and plotlines. She enjoys writing about the actors and characters and is always excited to share her thoughts on spoilers and how there could be interesting twists with completely different outcomes.

Dr. Suzanne L. Davis

Suzanne L. Davis (aka “hellodrdavis”) is a psychologist, author, and blogger. She is a former psychology professor and litigation consultant who now writes full-time. She’s been an avid daytime soaps watcher for years.

Rita Ryan

Rita Ryan has been writing since the age of thirteen, starting with songs and later short plays and articles. In her teenage years, she was known as “Rita Lorraine” and tried to get into the country music recording industry in the 1970s and later the gospel music industry in the 1990s. Now, she concentrates her writing on soap opera spoilers specializing in General Hospital, aspires to write a series of family-friendly mysteries in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries style, and the rest of her time is spent being grandma to her three grandchildren and cat mama to Mollie & Missie. She is married to her childhood sweetheart whom she rediscovered after 30 years apart.

Olivia Marie

Olivia Marie is a 40 something writer who is obsessed with soap operas–especially B&B and Y&R. When not writing or watching soaps, she can be found at the gym or taking a walk. Olivia says Target is her happy place.

Support Staff

Tamara Dupler-Blake

Tamara hails from the Mid-West and is Soap Opera Spy’s social media guru and wordpress expert.  Tamara is who keeps everything humming along.  While Tamara is not working her magic on the back end of SOS she is Queen Director for many regional pageants.