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). His first investigative story for Us magazine, spawned the magazine’s popular investigative series, “The Us Report.” and his expose of sexism at Saturday Night Live (“The Incredible Shrinking Woman of Saturday Night Live“) won an Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College in 1995. Since 1999, O’Neill has been researching a book 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.
Dan Piepenbring collaborated with Tom O’Neill to write Chaos: The Secret History of the 1960s, a book about the Manson murders. Timed to the notorious events’ 50th anniversary, Chaos contradicts the popular narrative as we know it. Currently a writer for the New Yorker, Piepenbring was the editor of The Paris Review Daily, the literary magazine’s arts and culture website. Previously, he worked as a staff writer for Bon Appetit’s website, a creative executive for Scott Rudin Productions, and an assistant editor at Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.