Posts Tagged ‘cover interview’

Getting Healthy with Katie Couric

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Such a pleasure sitting down with the whip-smart, deep thinking, profoundly nice Katie Couric at her beautiful home to talk all things health for this weekend’s Parade magazine. She talked about growing as an athlete, her health advocacy over the years, and her take on the results of a Parade/Cleveland Clinic survey on America’s extreme and mainstream health habits.

My favorite line of this piece? “I’ve become an entrepreneur in my 60s, which I think is cool.” Yes, it is.

Read the full story here: Get Healthy With Katie Couric: The Influential Star Weighs in on Health Trends From the Extreme to the Mainstream.

—Amy

Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

My sit-down with actor Mark Harmon on his football past as a UCLA quarterback, his NCIS future, and getting his start with Ozzie & Harriet. Read the story: Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley: A Mother’s Memories

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

It was a joy speaking with actress and advocate Kimberly Williams-Paisley for the cover of Parade magazine to tell a beautiful and important story about her mother for those who are, have been, or may be impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

#parademagazine #caregiving #endalz #alzassociation

Cracking Up with Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, May 5, 2019

What makes them laugh, the joys of friendship over 40, and the girls’ trip that inspired their new movie Wine Country—directed by Poehler for Netflix.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph Talk Female Friendships, Comedy, SNL, Wine and More by Amy Spencer

 

This is Us: Susan Kelechi Watson

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Good Housekeeping cover feature, March 2019

The Good Housekeeping March cover star opens up about what it’s really like to be part of America’s favorite TV family on This is Us.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: This is Us‘s Susan Kelechi Watson on Her Career, Castmates and “Practicing the Life You Want” by Amy Spencer

Dennis Quaid: All-Star

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dennis Quaid talks about growing up loving baseball, his dog Peaches, his favorite roles, working on The Rookie, his passion for music, and why he’ll never retire.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Dennis Quaid on His Career, Baseball, and Why He Feels Like a 12-Year-Old Most of the Time by Amy Spencer

–Amy Spencer

Sally Field: Acting Set Her Free

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Oscar-winning actress Sally Field on her traumatic childhood, surviving in a male-dominated business, aging with grace and always moving forward.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Sally Field Opens Up About Surviving Sexual Abuse and Thriving in a Male-Dominated Business by Amy Spencer

Sofia Vergara Bares (Almost) All

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Health magazine, October 2018

Cover feature: Sofia Vergara Talks Modern Family, Skincare Tips, and the Secret to Her Steamy Marriage by Amy Spencer

Zoey Deutch: From Disney Star to Vigilante

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

My latest Alexa cover feature for The New York Post: an interview with actress Zoey Deutch—daughter of Lea Thompson, star of this month’s indie film Flower, and the upcoming star of the Netflix romcom series Set It Up.

When we sat down in a photo studio in Downtown L.A., she talked about her starring role in this month’s indie film Flower, her focus on the Times Up movement, working with her famous family, and–because she’s awesome–her favorite food order at Katz’s deli in New York City.

You can read the full story here: Zoey Deutch Goes from Disney Star to Vigilante.

—Amy

California Dreaming

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Now that I’m more than a decade into being a full-fledged California girl, it’s been fun working on some of the issues of Visit California magazine — the state tourism guide. My latest: A cover interview with Extra host Mario Lopez for the 2018 edition of Visit California that will be out all year.

Here’s his “California Questionnaire” which also links to all sorts of good Golden State recommendations.

And as for my recommendations? Here are mine, shared in my contributor Q&A.

—Amy