Associate News Editor, Biography.com
Tyler Piccotti joined the Biography.com staff in 2023, and before that had worked almost eight years as a newspaper reporter and copy editor. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, an avid sports fan, a frequent moviegoer, and trivia buff.
How Charles Farrar Browne Became America’s First Stand-Up Comedian and Inspired Mark Twain
Browne performed live as Artemus Ward, the character he created in 1858, earning acclaim from notable figures like Mark Twain and President Abraham Lincoln.
These Are the Key Players in Donald Trump’s Indictment
Trump is the first former U.S. president to be indicted on criminal charges.
Who Is NCAA Tournament Record-Breaker Caitlin Clark?
The Iowa women’s basketball guard scored 41 points to set a March Madness record and send her team to the national semifinals on Friday.
Prince Harry and Elton John Appear in Court for Their Privacy Lawsuit
The Duke of Sussex and legendary singer are among the plaintiffs of a privacy suit accusing a publisher of unlawfully gathering information about their personal lives.
Adnan Syed: A Complete Timeline of His Trial, Appeal, Release, and the Murder of Hae Min Lee
Adnan Syed was convicted of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee’s 1999 murder but has maintained his innocence. His conviction, vacated in September 2022, was reinstated on Tuesday.
16 Musicians Who Have Received Knighthood or Damehood
These iconic performers are among the select few granted the title of “Sir” or “Dame” from the British monarchy.
Every Major 2024 Presidential Candidate Who Has Declared So Far
Republicans Donald Trump and Nikki Haley are running for U.S. president, while Marianne Williamson is the first official Democratic candidate in the race.
What We Know about Actor Jonathan Majors’ Arrest and Its Impacts So Far
The star of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Creed III was charged with assault and harassment following a domestic dispute on Saturday.
Who Is TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, and Why Did He Testify Before Congress?
Chew faced five hours of questioning in Washington, D.C., on Thursday amid threats the U.S. might ban the popular social media app.
Stormy Daniels is an adult film star whose alleged affair with Donald Trump has become a major scandal, with potential legal implications for the former president.
In Her New Book, Dolly Parton is Going “Behind the Seams” of Her Iconic Style
Legendary country singer Dolly Parton writes about the outfits and costumes that helped shape her career in a book releasing this October.
10 Things You Might Not Know About MLB Superstar Shohei Ohtani
The Los Angeles Angels pitcher and 2021 American League MVP helped Japan beat the United States to win the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.
A Criminologist Says Ted Bundy Probably Murdered Dozens More People than We Thought
In a new book, a criminology professor argues Bundy, who confessed to 36 murders, likely started his killing spree in adolescence.
President Ulysses S. Grant’s Need for Speed Led to His 1872 Arrest
The 18th commander-in-chief is the only U.S. president who has been arrested to date.
With One of Her New Songs, Taylor Swift Has (Kind Of) Reunited The Civil Wars
Taylor Swift began her new Eras Tour by releasing four songs on Friday, including one featuring the folk duo that split up in 2014.
These 7 Musicians Are Connected to R&B Star Bobby Caldwell
Bobby Caldwell, known for the hit “What You Won’t Do for Love,” died Tuesday. Many music artists have worked with or sampled his music over the years.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Country Star Morgan Wallen
The singer’s new album One Thing At A Time is responsible for half of Billboard’s top 10 songs this week.
Alabama’s Brandon Miller Is the NCAA Tournament’s Most Controversial Star
Despite being named in testimony for a fatal shooting in January, the All-America basketball standout has continued playing for the Crimson Tide and is expected to take the court during March Madness.
Who Really Killed Bonny Lee Bakley in 2001?
Actor Robert Blake was acquitted of his wife’s death by a criminal jury in 2005, but what actually happened to Bakley is still a mystery.
Who Are the Daniels? How the 2023 Oscar Winners for Best Director Got Their Start
Filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have been working together since 2009.
Meet Archimedes of Syracuse: The Mathematician Who Discovered Pi and Designed War Machines
The Greek’s calculation of the infinite mathematical concept pi in the 200s BCE is celebrated every year on March 14, or Pi Day.
Who Is Anthony Pellicano? What You Need to Know About the Notorious Hollywood Fixer
The former private investigator, who went to prison for wiretapping, racketeering, and other crimes, is the subject of a Hulu and FX documentary airing March 10.
What We Know about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Hospitalization
The long-serving Republican from Kentucky suffered a significant fall at a dinner on March 8 in Washington, D.C.
Prince Harry and Meghan Are Using Their Children’s Royal Titles
Allow us to introduce you to Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.
Who Are the Murdaughs? A History of Alex Murdaugh and His Family
Here’s what you need to know about the family at the center of the Murdaugh murders.
Film and TV Tough Guy Tom Sizemore Died after Suffering a Brain Aneurysm
The Saving Private Ryan actor had been in a coma since mid-February, with doctors telling his family there was “no further hope” for recovery.
KISS Is Saying Goodbye (For Real). Here’s Who You’ll See on the Farewell Tour.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group, which began its final tour back all the way back in 2019, is calling it quits this December at Madison Square Garden.
10 Memorable Jimmy Carter Quotes For Living A Peaceful and Prosperous Life
The 39th president of the United States has dedicated himself to community service and championed human rights throughout much of his life.
Just Fontaine Set a Ridiculous World Cup Record in 1958. It May Never Be Broken.
The soccer legend, who died at 89, scored 13 goals in a single tournament—a stunning feat that still stands.
What You Need to Know About Dilbert Cartoonist Scott Adams and His Latest Rant
The future of Scott Adams’ popular comic is cloudy after his racist remarks during a YouTube livestream caused widespread outrage.