Barb Oates

Veteran journalist and editor, Barb Oates, serves as Channel Guide Magazine’s and Hopper Magazine’s editor in chief. She’s currently obsessed with The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and 2016’s hit series This Is Us. She’s watched Survivor for its 30-plus seasons and publicly admits that she’s "one hot mess" watching the annual loved-ones episode. She swears like a sailor watching sports, thinks she could run a washplant on Gold Rush and drinks Chardonnay while trash talking with friends over the latest reality TV series. When channel surfing, she’ll drop everything (as will her three teen children, too) and watch for the zillionth time Gladiator, Elf or The Shawshank Redemption.

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Barb Oates

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