About Us

SPY is your daily dossier into everyday luxuries, undiscovered gems and the people and products making news around the world.

As industry insiders, we scout out the most unique, quality and discerning products and experiences. Then, we show you how to access them, often before anyone else.

Our team of experts provides solid advice, informed reviews and experienced recommendations. With a network that spans Hollywood, New York, Silicon Valley and beyond, SPY works to uncover the latest in style, tech, wellness, travel and entertaining.


Tim Chan, Managing Editor

Tim Chan is the Managing Editor of Spy.com. With more than 15 years of experience in the publishing and entertainment industries, Tim has held leadership roles across the print, television and digital spheres.

His work includes stints as a morning show producer for cable news network, NY1, and as a producer for E! and MuchMusic — Canada’s #1 entertainment and music channel. Most recently, he was part of the team that launched the Snapchat Discover Channel, BROTHER.

In addition to his media work, Tim has consulted for a number of fashion and lifestyle brands, spanning apparel, accessories and hospitality.

A graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, Tim is also the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Corduroy — an award-winning arts and culture magazine. Follow him @mrtimchan. | tim.chan@spy.com





Barb Dybwad, Director of E-Commerce

Barbara Dybwad is the Director of E-Commerce for Penske Media Corp. One of the first professional tech bloggers, Barb has built editorial teams and managed digital strategy for AOL, Mashable and Best Buy along with umpteen startups. She has launched and led national events series for consumer tech site Engadget, from the Official CES Awards to the 10,000-attendee Expand franchise in SF and NY.

Barb’s work has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo News among others, and she is a regular speaker at industry events in technology and social media. She’s a frequent traveler, avid reader and media junkie, musician, and politics enthusiast who loves words, people, and data in equal measure.






Mia Maguire, Staff Writer

Mia Maguire is the Los Angeles-based staff writer for Spy.com. She writes about style, tech, news and product launches on a daily basis, in addition to producing the in-house photo shoots.

While studying at University of California, San Diego, Mia served as the Fashion Director for Fashion Quarterly magazine and conducted research for the university’s art history department, focusing on the topic of psychoanalytic theory and modern art. Post-graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and began working for an e-commerce fashion retailer, as the head copywriter and web merchandiser.

After working in the fashion industry for over a decade, she recently decided she wanted to go back to her roots, and pursue a career as a writer. In her free time she enjoys antique shopping, going to art exhibitions and taking (very amateur) pictures with her SLR camera. | mia.maguire@spy.com