About SPY.com

SPY.com is a discovery platform, connecting you with the latest tech, style, smart gadgets, and health and grooming staples you can’t find elsewhere. We’re influential, bringing you under-the-radar releases and top-rated picks from across the globe.

We’re passionate about products and discerning when it comes to our recommendations.

SPY’s team of expert contributors from around the globe lead our discovery efforts. We spy trends and pride ourselves on being tastemakers.

Our editors attend trade shows — from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas to Men’s Fashion Week in New York — to report on the newest launches.

We’re constantly scouring the web to read of the latest product releases and we share the news as quickly as the embargoes lift so you hear it here first.

Most importantly, we never recommend a product or service we aren’t willing to buy ourselves.

 

Meet the Team

Jamie Miles, Editorial Director

Jamie Miles serves as editorial director of SPY.com where she oversees site content and strategy. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Prior to working at SPY.com, Jamie was the site director of BestProducts.com, Hearst Digital’s product review site which she helped launch. She also previously served as managing editor of TheKnot.com and contributed to NYMag.com Jamie has appeared on the The Today Show and Good Morning America as an industry expert.

Jamie graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism.

Her other speciality? New York pizza. Follow her for tips on where to find the best slice in the city or to find out about the latest product she’s obsessing over @jamiemariemiles | jmiles@pmc.com

 

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

 

 

Wasani Probasco, Commerce Content Manager

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Wasani Probasco is the commerce content manager for Penske Media. As a proud native Angeleno, Wasani has worked with some of the biggest tech names in LA such as Amazon and Swagbucks, and has had numerous years of working in digital marketing and advertisement.

Wasani is a marketing professional with a passion for consumer behavior, psychology and its intersection, which was his field of study while at the University of Miami (Go ‘Canes!).

In addition to Digital Marketing, Wasani has consulted on numerous other projects which exemplifies his expertise in Front End Web Development, Web & UX Design.

 

 

 

Alex Bracetti, Contributor 

Alex Bracetti is a New York-based lifestyle writer and freelance contributor for SPY.com. He specializes in men’s grooming, tech, spirits, gear, video games, and pop culture. With over a decade of experience, you can find his work on Men’s Health, Tom’s Guide, AskMen, Complex, and Thrillist.

Alex studied both Computer Science (City Tech – New York City College of Technology) and Journalism (Baruch College), achieving Bachelor’s degrees in both fields of studies.

In his spare time, you can find him making appearances on podcasts and YouTube specials, nerding out to his retro-gaming collection (he’s a major SEGA geek), playing basketball or enjoying a fancy cocktail at popular NYC venues.

 

Brad Smith, Contributor

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Brad Smith is a Los Angeles-based writer for SPY.com who specializes in gadgets and new technology. Before moving to the West Coast, Brad worked as a content strategist for a tech startup in Asia and as a copywriter for various digital marketing agencies in Atlanta. His work has been featured in Quartz, Yahoo! Finance, and more.

From internet privacy and cybersecurity to superhero and collectible news and more, Brad enjoys researching new topics and finding clever ways to make complicated subjects sound simple. A journalism graduate from GSU, Brad has worked in three different countries in the past 10 years.

 

 

Destynee Powell, Contributor

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Destynee Powell is a contributing writer for SPY.com. She writes about beauty, style, entertainment and tech. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Destynee discovered her love for brand storytelling when she got her start at The Walt Disney Company.

Now with 10+ years experience, Destynee has written and developed content strategy for companies including Fandango, True Religion, See’s Candies and Estée Lauder, to name a few.

While earning her master’s degree at the University College London, Destynee acquired a life-long love for culture, food, wine and travel. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and watching cat videos.

 

 

Sarah Morlock, Contributor

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Sarah Morlock is a full-time freelance writer. Her main focus is travel, but she also writes about beauty and new products in the household goods market.

Sarah has eight years of experience as a travel writer, content guru, social media master and startup consultant. Her work includes social marketing strategy for PADI Travel, consulting for a number of tourism brands and contributions to Roads and Kingdoms and Tripcanvas.

A graduate of Indiana University, Sarah is also a full-time traveler. Most recently, she completed the Trans-Mongolian Railway, and she has traveled to more than 50 countries in the past 10 years.

 

Oscar Hartzog, Contributor

Oscar Hartzog is a contributing writer for SPY.com with a passion for movies, TV, and men’s fashion. After graduating high school in 2016, Oscar moved to Los Angeles with an internship at Vertical Networks, a video production company started under Snap Inc. After working with the editorial team at Vertical Networks, Oscar discovered a passion for writing and became a freelance writer for SPY.com in 2017.

Oscar is currently a student at Santa Monica College, pursuing degrees English and philosophy. On weekends, Oscar enjoys vintage shopping, surfing, traveling, and finding new Mexican restaurants.

 

 

Lisa Levine, Contributor

Lisa Levine is a Los Angeles-based writer for SPY.com specializing in beauty, fashion and all things motherhood. In her past life, Lisa worked in the publishing world for magazines such as The Hollywood Reporter and FHM and as an Internal Consultant for Cedars Sinai.

As a full-time mom, Lisa’s days are filled to the brim and writing is a great way to decompress, learn about new products and focus on her love of all things beauty and fashion.

 

Jonathan Zavaleta, Contributor 

Jonathan Zavaleta is a freelance contributor for SPY.com. He is a native Angeleno with a passion for writing about politics, music, film, and fashion. His love of media began in high school when he was the editor-in-chief of his campus’ weekly paper.

While working toward a Bachelor’s in Politics at UC Santa Cruz, he volunteered as a journalist and DJ at the college’s radio station, KZSC. After graduating, he worked as a writer for an art gallery, an activist for a political organization, and a copywriter for a startup producing men’s beauty products. On weekends you can find him riding his bike, drinking coffee, or trying to do both at the same time.