Founded in June 2006, Soaps.com was launched in August 2006 and since, continues to provide late-breaking news, daily comprehensive recaps, daily spoilers, comings and goings, character profiles, interviews and lively message boards. Soaps.com is a place for all soap opera fans to embrace their passion and escape into drama.
History of Soaps:
Originally, daytime drama could be heard across the USA via radio. In fact, the first soap opera ever heard on the radio was in the 1930’s, in the United States. These radio broadcasts lasted a mere 15 minutes with the commercials in between the shows largely focused on selling laundry detergent and cleaning solutions. This was where the term ‘Soap Opera’ originated. Mid-way into the 40’s, soap operas began their run on daytime television and evolved. They focused on family interpersonal relationships, marital strife, some form of legal drama and romance. They developed into adventure story lines, producing ‘super couples’, (couples who stay together above all odds) along with high stakes business intrigue, miraculous resurrection, and a little of the supernatural.
Christine Fix is the Editor-in-Chief of SheKnows’ Soaps. Christine oversees all department writers, copy editing, spends most of her time analyzing content to aid in production. She also writes editorials, recaps and a weekly opinion column for the Days of our Lives section. Christine’s background is in the field of psychology. Follow Soaps.com on Twitter for news about all four soap operas and follow her at SheKnows’ DOOL on Twitter for Days scoop.
Amy Mistretta is the Associate Editor of SheKnows’ Soaps. Amy spends her days copy editing, writing editorials, recaps and breaking news. Amy’s organization and fact-checking abets the Editor-in-Chief and the writers. Before Soaps, Amy wrote novels for the romantic suspense genre. Follow Amy Mistretta on Twitter and Soaps.com on Twitter.
Lori Wilson is a writer for SheKnows’ Soaps, involved in writing news, recaps, casting notices and conducting interviews. Lori is also the Junior Editor. Lori has an adventurous nature and loves to write about that when she’s not enjoying spin class. Follow Lori Wilson on Twitter.
Candace Young is a writer for SheKnows’ Soaps Bold and Beautiful and Young and the Restless sections. Her day-to-day includes writing editorials, breaking news, daily recaps, and weekly opinion pieces. Before her foray into soaps, Candace worked writing financial newsletters. Follow Candace Young on Twitter for B&B and Y&R scoop.
Matt Purvis is a writer for SheKnows’ Soaps, writing daily recaps mainly for General Hospital, sometimes Days of our Lives, and Young and the Restless. Matt divides his time between Soaps and working on his graduate school dissertation. Follow Matt on Twitter.
Dustin Cushman is a writer for the SheKnows’ Soaps General Hospital section, writing breaking news, daily recaps, and a weekly opinion piece. Dustin also writes editorials for all four soaps and when he’s not sharing his soap expertise, Dustin teaches Sociology and Anthropology. Follow Dustin Cushman on Twitter.
Kristyn Burtt is a reporter for SheKnows’ Soaps, chatting up the stars of daytime and hosting major soap events. Kristyn is also the West Coast Correspondent for Dance Network and has a dance interview show, “To The Pointe With Kristyn Burtt.” Follow Kristyn on Twitter.