Whitney Matheson

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Whitney Matheson
Whitney Matheson.jpg
Matheson in 2008.
Born (1977-04-17) April 17, 1977 (age 37)
Fredericksburg, VA
Occupation USA Today
Notable works Pop Candy
Notable awards Best Culture Blog of 2006
Spouse Rhyne Piggott
Children 1

Whitney Matheson (born April 21, 1977 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a writer and the author of Pop Candy, a popular entertainment blog which is posted on USA Today's website, and also writes entertainment and pop culture features for the newspaper.

Matheson joined USA Today in 1999 and created Pop Candy as a weekly pop-culture column that same year. In 2006, Pop Candy won the Weblog Award for "Best Pop-Culture Blog."[1] It has been cited in Wired, Slate, The Rough Guide to Blogging and on many other entertainment blogs, including Stereogum, Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch and RollingStone.com.

Matheson has delivered pop-culture commentary on several television networks, including VH1, E! and G4 TV. She lives in New York City.

On her Pop Candy blog dated April 13, 2012, Matheson announced she and her husband Rhyne were expecting their first child, and she gave birth to a baby girl on September 27, 2012.[2]

Pop Candy[edit]

Whitney Matheson discusses television, movies, comic books, and music on her blog, Pop Candy. This was created as the offspring of the weekly online column, Pop Candy, and the daily blog, Hip Clicks. As her web audience grew, Matheson merged Hip Clicks and Pop Candy in 2005 to form the Pop Candy blog. Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek awarded Pop Candy an EPpy award[3] for the Best Entertainment Blog in 2008. In 2006, the Weblog Awards honored Pop Candy as the Best Culture Blog.[4]

On September 3, 2014, Matheson confirmed that she was laid off as part of the USA Today spinoff.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "2006 Weblog Awards Website " - Retrieved 06-17-2008
  2. ^ http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/index#.T4iSTdk-Yxg
  3. ^ http://royal.reliaserve.com/eppy/winners2008.html
  4. ^ http://2006.weblogawards.org/
  5. ^ http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/267147/usa-today-lays-off-staffers/