Brendan Knapp

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Portland, Oregon
Western Michigan University
Horror, Simpsons Seasons 1-8, Post-Apocalyptic Media
  • Brendan is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist who spent more than a decade in television news before switching to writing full-time.
  • He's written for a variety of digital publishers over his career, with one of the most memorable jobs being when he had a two-page spread about an American slug hunter featured in the British science journal New Scientist.
  • Brendan has been writing about movies since his review of The Exorcist in 1998 was named one of his college paper's five best articles of the year.


Brendan has been a professional journalist and writer for more than two decades. In 2021, Brendan signed off from his broadcast career to write full-time. He has since had bylines in various publications online, like Rotten Tomatoes,,, and Business Insider, and on the magazine rack. He's also putting the finishing touches on a children's picture book. When not writing about movies and television, Brendan writes digital content for tech companies and conjures up fantastic stories for his two young daughters.


Brendan earned his BA in Public Relations from Western Michigan University, where he reviewed movies for the Western Herald. He also earned a professional writing certificate from UC Berkeley Extension.
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