Tom O’Neill is a writer and editor who has written for daily newspapers (Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Daily News) as well as national magazines and news weeklies (Village Voice, New York, Premiere, Details, Out, Philadelphia, Irish-America, Live, Detour).
As a contributing editor at Us magazine (1991-1999) he wrote cover stories on some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars (Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere) while reporting from the sets of hit television shows (Saturday Night Live, Fraiser, Northern Exposure). A story about the stalking and murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer by a deranged fan (“Dangerous Minds”), was, in turn, used as the prototype for what would become the now-iconic E! Channel documentary series, E! True Hollywood Story. Hois newest book is about one of the most sensational crimes of the last century, the murder of actress Sharon Tate and others by the Manson Family. O’Neill graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Venice, CA.