Lisa de Moraes
Lisa de Moraes is an American television columnist. Her writings, titled "The TV Column," appeared regularly (but not on any particular schedule) in the Style section of The Washington Post from 1998 to May 2013. In June 2013, it was announced that she had moved to Los Angeles and joined Deadline Hollywood as TV columnist.
Early life and career
The Washington Post
As opposed to a TV critic such as the Post's Tom Shales, de Moraes's columns deal mainly with the business of television, such as scheduling and Nielsen ratings. Her columns are written in a distinctively irreverent tone; they usually strongly imply her opinions on the subject matter. Trademarks of her Post writings include her weekly rundown of ratings "Winners and Losers", her "We Watch So You Don't Have To" recaps (for example American Idol), and her tendency to address others (and for others to address her) as "Pookie" in her weekly live chats. De Moraes was generally critical of the George W. Bush administration and conservative groups in general, particularly in regards to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) crackdown on indecency and the January 2005 Postcards from Buster controversy regarding the inclusion of lesbian parents on the children's program.
De Moraes left her position at the Post at the end of May 2013 to spend more time with her family. On June 18, 2013, it was announced that she had been appointed a TV columnist at Deadline Hollywood.
- "Deadline Expands: Hires Washington Post Journalist Lisa De Moraes As Our New TV Columnist, Details Other Staff Additions". Deadline Hollywood (Press release). Los Angeles: Penske Media Corporation. June 18, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- "The Latest in TV with Lisa de Moraes". Live Chat. The Washington Post. March 15, 2013. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- Lisa de Moraes at IMDb
- The TV Column
- Sample column: "PBS's 'Buster' Gets An Education"
- Sample washingtonpost.com chat, including short bio
- Slate article on de Moraes: "Straight From the Spleen" by Jack Shafer