Brooke is a journalist/writer/editor/blogger. She wrote a weekly family life column called “Carpool Candy,” on AOL’s Patch.com starting in 2009, which eventually morphed into the carpoolcandy.com blog. She has written news and feature stories for NBC’s Today.com, the AP, Glamour, NewYorkTimes.com, FoxNews.com, WashingtonPost.com, HuffingtonPost, ABCNews.com, Yahoo, Salon and Time.
She edits the World and U.S. pages at FoxNews.com and has more than 15 years of experience as a TV news producer for both ABC and Fox, covering a variety of stories from political conventions to “American Idol” finales. As a senior producer at Fox, she was in charge of editorial content and breaking news for more than 130 affiliates.
She is also wife to Wilson, who got his moniker from his desire to stay under the radar whenever possible. Remember Wilson, the next door neighbor from the 80’s sitcom “Home Improvement”? You never saw his face, but he was always supportive and gave Tim great advice. Also, Tom Hanks’ sidekick soccer ball in the movie “Castaway,” was called Wilson and provided silent encouragement.
Come to think of it, all of her kids are named after pop culture characters. 14-year-old Jacob is named after Jake Ryan, the coolest guy in school in “16 Candles.” 11-year-old Aden is named for both the actor Aidan Quinn (she saw him play Hamlet onstage once and was changed forever) and one of Carrie Bradshaw’s best boyfriends on “Sex and the City.” 8-year-old Eli’s name was inspired by a teenaged character in the ABC drama “Once and Again.”
So there you have it. Very little original thought, but a lifetime dedicated to TV, movies, and books. Brooke also makes time to practice yoga and eat cookies. She lives with her family in New Jersey and reluctantly drives a minivan.
Follow Brooke on Twitter @carpoolcandy.