An award-winning entertainment reporter and analyst, Chris Serico has deconstructed pop culture on national television, interviewed A-listers and written offbeat commentary that’s been highlighted by The New York Times and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
In his 11 years at The Journal News in New York, he wrote more than 1,600 articles for the Gannett newspaper; provided quirky entertainment analysis for TV Guide Network and RNN-TV; co-hosted a television-themed video podcast; posted hundreds of updates to the paper’s entertainment blogs; produced and edited nightlife content for Metromix; and was honored by the New York Associated Press.
He’s interviewed an eclectic set of celebrities, including actors Susan Sarandon, Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Levi, Rooney Mara, Jill Hennessy and Stephen Lang; comedians Chevy Chase, Jerry Stiller, Richard Belzer, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Norris and Nick Di Paolo; and musicians Elvis Costello, Yoko Ono, Paul Shaffer, Bryan Adams, Ingrid Michaelson, Buddy Guy, Pete Seeger, Sonny Rollins and Suzanne Vega.
The New York Times, “Late Night,” Entertainment Weekly, Comedy Central, Gawker, Sirius, Best Week Ever, Cracked, Urlesque, Mediabistro, Gothamist, GorillaMask and The Apiary have cited Serico’s exclusive interviews, pointed commentary and general silliness.
A former Sports Illustrated intern, Serico created a Gannett sports humor column called Intentional Grounding. He reached an even larger audience with Encroachment, a subsequent sports and pop-culture column that appeared on the Buffalo Bills’ official website.
In addition to co-founding Unsung Heroes — a New York City vocal band recruited for NBC’s “The Sing-Off” — Serico has performed comedy at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and provided voice-overs for video games, Gannett and other clients.
He is not particularly fond of pea soup.