Doree Shafrir is a writer and podcaster. Her first novel, Startup, was published by Little, Brown in 2017, and she co-hosts the Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure podcast with her husband. She is a former senior writer for BuzzFeed News and has also worked as an editor or staff writer at Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, Gawker, and Philadelphia Weekly, and has contributed to publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, and Wired.
She grew up outside of Boston, went to college in Philadelphia, lived in New York for nine years, and now lives in LA with her husband Matt Mira, a comedy writer and podcaster, and their dog Beau, a rescue mutt of indeterminate origin.
Kate is the author of the memoir, The Dead Moms Club, published by Seal Press in 2017. Additionally, her work has been featured on Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Women's Health, Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast.
Previously, Kate worked as a Senior Producer, Writer, and On-Air Host at VH1 and is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where you can currently see her hosting the monthly pop culture panel show, Shut Up! I Hate You! with her TV writer husband, Anthony King. They live with their kids in Los Angeles.