A Closer Look At The Gossip Game’s OG Den Mother, Kim Osorio

Appointed The Source’s first female Editor-In-Chief in 2003, Bronx-born Kim Osorio has worked in hip hop publishing for 15 years. No stranger to looking down the barrel of drama, the seasoned journalist is now taking her expertise to the world of television in new series The Gossip Game – premiering Monday, April 1st at 9/8c – so she can drop gems and serve as a mentor to the other six competitive cast members.

If you’re not already familiar with this heroine media powerhouse who’s had a collabo birthday party with Kanye West, here’s some key information to know before the show starts a week from today.

WHO: Kim Osorio
REPS: The Source magazine as Editor-In-Chief
CREDENTIALS: Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, BA from Fordham University
TWITTER FOLLOWERS: 15K (@kimosorio1)
OUTSIDE OF HIP HOP: Kim’s a happily married mother of three
BAD BLOOD WITH WHICH VH1 STAR: Benzino, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

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In addition to working at The Source (where she was wrongly fired in 2004 and sued in 2005 to win 7.5 million dollars in damages), Kim was also the editor-at-large at BET.com for six years and did a short stint at Global Grind. Keep reading to watch her full interview.

Having solid credentials from print journalism’s heyday, Kim speaks to 2013’s media landscape and the constant influx of new platforms to adapt to. Writing less and editing more, the EIC takes pride in helping to mold her staff as they develop their skills in the game too. She’ll show you how to do this, son!

Tune in next Monday, April 1st at 9pm ET/PT to catch the premiere of The Gossip Game!

[Photos: Instagram]

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