Fred Topel

Ithaca College
"Cobra Kai", "24", "The Simpsons"
  • During his tenure at /Film, Fred interviewed a plethora of television showrunners, including the creative minds behind "Better Call Saul," "Arrow," and "The Boys."
  • As a member of the Television Critics Association, many of Fred's pieces originate from his coverage of TCA panels.
  • One of Fred's many interviews with TV and film talent saw him asking Neil Gaiman about Terry Gilliam's influence on the "Good Omens" TV series.


Fred's work as a writer and reporter began in 1999. He has since worked for a variety of different entertainment-focused outlets, including Deadline, Mandatory Media, and We Live Entertainment. He joined /Film as a freelance TV correspondent in July 2015 and contributed to the outlet for nearly six years.


Fred graduated from Ithaca College in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in cinema.
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