A journalist of both print and broadcast, Billie Rae Bates' work has included a decade in the daily newspaper industry in Detroit; Saginaw, Mich.; and Wausau, Wis., as well as years of on-camera hosting and correspondent work for TV shows in Detroit and Washington, D.C. She indulges her love of classic television through the BRBTV series of fact books and reports, covering all aspects of greats such as "Dallas," "Dynasty" and "The Dukes of Hazzard" with interviews, episode guides and fun facts. Since 2006, BRB has kept up a news blog focusing on classic TV shows, and she's also blogged for Congoo.com and the OohLifestyle.com. She reviews books for Foreword Reviews, and she's the creator, writer and photographer of two yearlong photo essays, the much-discussed "My Mother's Clothing" and "The Inexplicable Lives of Dolls." She's written three novels, two of which are set in Detroit, and she's been known to do some acting, as well!
A graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism, BRB is a Michigan native who loves Detroit but has also lived in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Learn more at BillieRae.com and BRBTV.com.