Dianne Gebauer

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New York, NY
King's College London
CUNY Hunter College
Music, TV, Pop Culture
  • Dianne has been with Nicki Swift since late 2016, having worked as a features and news writer before joining the features editing team in 2019.
  • She has over a decade's worth of experience as a freelance writer, proofreader, and editor, previously working for various other outlets.
  • Dianne began co-hosting the pop culture-focused podcast, "Sorry, Just Saw This," in 2018, and has co-written the comedy screenplays, "Two Anxious Bisexuals" and "A Very Queer Holiday."


From the Backstreet Boys and Stephen Sondheim to Ghostbusters and the Lord of the Rings, Dianne grew up unabashedly loving all things pop and nerd culture before it was cool (and therefore rejects the notion of a guilty pleasure). Pairing this passion with a background in pursuing scholarly musicological research (she once analyzed Lady Gaga's Born this Way and argued how Weezer's Pinkerton could be considered Avant Garde, among other things), she eventually switched gears from academia to focus on more mainstream writing and editing. Dianne has since worked for various companies like ZHISHIQ.com and outlets like Blasting News and the now-defunct NY Theatre Guide, while also developing comedy screenplays with Throuple or Nothing Productions and music projects under The Roaring Whisper.


After studying music and music history at CUNY Hunter College, Dianne earned her master’s degree in musicology at King’s College London in 2015, before changing career paths by channeling the knowledge and skills acquired in interdisciplinary academic research into writing on a broader scale on pop culture.
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