Latoya West is an entertainment news writer who loves reality television. She combines her professionalism, experience, and passion in her role as the About.com Reality TV Guide.
Prior to becoming the Guide to Reality TV, Latoya held jobs at various websites including Court TV.com, where her duties included writing about the court cases unfolding every day live on the network. She has also worked as an entertainment writer/editor for the teen website Katrillion.com. During that time, she hit the red carpet at events like the Daytime Emmys and MTV Video Music Awards and interviewed stars such as 50 Cent.
Latoya's obsession with reality TV started when she watched the first season of MTV's The Real World in 1992, and her love continues to this day as she stays on top of the latest reality TV news. Thanks to daily TV viewing, online research, and contact with TV publicists, Latoya has become an expert on the evolving reality TV genre. Over the years, she has quizzed eliminated reality show contestants like the America's Next Top Model eliminees and gotten the dirt personally from reality TV personalities including Simon Cowell and Donald Trump.
From Latoya West:
No script, no problem! Reality TV is a true reflection of how things are when people "stop being polite and start being real." Reality TV has changed a great deal over the years, and I now rank shows like America's Next Top Model and The Apprentice among my favorites. I am excited to be writing about a topic that I love and sharing my knowledge of all things reality TV.