Alexandra Whittaker

Title: Writer and Editor
Education: Northwestern University
Location: New York City, New York
Expertise: News, Pop Culture
  • Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City.
  • She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family.


Alexandra has freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of where she spearheaded awards coverage.


Alexandra studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University.

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Kim Kardashian Is Officially a Billionaire
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Are Engaged
Celine Dion's Backwards Tux Went from Fashion Don't to Oscar Legend
Kate Hudson lead
Kate Hudson, WW Ambassador, Doesn't Believe in Diets
Kate Middleton lead
Kate Middleton Is Actually a Baroness, and Her Title Is a Little Ridiculous
Pete Davidson Kate Beckinsale
Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale Reportedly Cuddled Up at a Golden Globes After Party
Meghan Markle lead
Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Has a New Job for Meghan Markle, and It Involves Acting
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Kim Kardashian
Why Kim Kardashian Needs a Surrogate to Have Her Fourth Child
Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle lead
Queen Elizabeth Will Reportedly Give Meghan Markle More Jobs
Meghan and Harry coming to the US lead
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Reportedly Travel to the U.S. with Their New Baby
Princess Charlotte lead
Princess Charlotte Re-Wore George's Old Outfit in the Family Christmas Card
Queen Elizabeth driving lead
Forget Kate Middleton Driving — Queen Elizabeth Didn't Even Take a Road Test
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos lead
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Officially Win "Best Family Holiday Card" This Year
Eugenie lead
Princess Eugenie and Cindy Crawford Went on the Cutest Double Date
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Here's Who Sent Kendall Jenner That Gushy Love Letter
Kate Middleton lead
Kate Middleton Has Only Worn Outfits That Can Double as Christmas Looks This Month
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Jessica Simpson Takes Natalie Portman to Task for Comments About Her '90s Bikini Photos
Angelina Jolie lead
Why Angelina Jolie Speaks to All Her Kids About Sexual Violence
Queen Letizia lead
Queen Letizia Is Living Proof That Chic Royals Wear ASOS
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Audrey Hepburn's Granddaughter Emma Struggled with People Comparing Them