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Tim McGovern


Tim McGovern is a senior editor at In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, and Closer Weekly, helping expand digital coverage on the West Coast and directing a team of writers located in Los Angeles. In addition to being an avid Star Wars and 90 Day Fiancé fan, Tim loves themed trivia and once won $500 in a disco dancing competition.

Work or writing background leading to expertise

Tim helps coordinate editorial coverage across the three sites, copyedits and prioritizes stories and keeps a close eye on analytics to dictate future coverage. Tim works closely with a talented team of writers, who work quickly under tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy.


Tim graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he majored in Theatre and minored in Creative Writing.

Work history

Tim has previously worked as an editor at publications like People Magazine, Elite Daily and HollywoodLife. A nerd for SEO, he’s also provided consulting for search engine optimization and SEM strategy. He was also a freelance writer for Vulture and The Tonight Show, where he got on the air not one, but two whole jokes.

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