Fred Topel


  • Entertainment journalist with 20 years of professional experience
  • Member of the Television Critics Association


Fred Topel is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on "The Simpsons." As a film and television journalist, he interviewed "Simpsons" voice talent and producers and covered the press junket for "The Simpsons Movie." He has seen every episode of the beloved show.

Topel is a member of the Television Critics Association. He has contributed to Rotten TomatoesThe Nerd Report, and Monsters and Critics.


Topel holds a B.S. in cinema from Ithaca College.

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