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CARYN WELBY-SOLOMON

Entertainment and Lifestyle Journalist

Caryn Welby-Solomon is a South African-based lifestyle and entertainment journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

She has written content for various publications and companies. She is a film and television critic for Channel24, a columnist for Tagged Online, and a regular contributor for ASA Magazine, Screen Rant and others.


She was previously a staff writer at Cosmopolitan SA, a brand writer at News24's BrandStudio and a news writer at News24 Africa.


She is the host and producer of the pop culture podcast, What's IGN Crushing On, with IGN Africa. She also publishes the pop culture criticism newsletter, Wildest Dreams.

 
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TESTIMONIALS

"Caryn is a pop culture fanatic and was an extremely valuable member of the Cosmopolitan team. Caryn is skilled in writing for SEO as well as social media management. She produced the bulk of our celebrity content for the website, managed our weekly newsletters and doubled our page views to the celebrity vertical in under a year. I can definitely recommend Caryn as a skilled journalist in the entertainment field and say that she is tapped-in to the cultural zeitgeist and what’s hot to cover."

- Holly Meadows, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan SA

"Though Caryn comes from a digital background first, she always wanted to write for magazines and this combination is unusual and valuable. Good writers, who often gravitate to magazines, are wise as well as skilled. Good writing never dies, it gets quoted, noted and passed on and Caryn’s content falls into that category. This is how she doubled Cosmopolitan’s page views in under a year."

- Jane Raphaely, Chairman of Associated Media Publishing

"Caryn joined the BrandStudio on some great recommendations from the 24.com African team. She didn’t disappoint. During 2+ years of aggressive business growth, she was a rock. Her quiet but confident nature played a massive role in the success of the business. Her commitment to deliver quality, regardless of tight (often unreasonable) deadlines is a testament to her personality and commitment to challenge herself and grow. She is someone I trusted, always. She has a bright future, any team will benefit from having her – trust me, we did. I was also inspired and impressed her commitment to help other in her communities – without expecting anything in return."

- Myles Brown, former Head of BrandStudio.24

 

SELECTED PORTFOLIO

You can find my full writing portfolio at Muckrack and Contently.

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TAGGED ONLINE | WHY DO WE LOVE WATCHING BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS?

November 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE REVIEW

October 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ACAPULCO REVIEW

October 2021

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CHANNEL24 | MINARI REVIEW

September 2021

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CHANNEL24 | THE WHITE LOTUS REVIEW

September 2021

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CHANNEL24 | CODA REVIEW

August 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SCHMIGADOON! REVIEW

August 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | KILLER WOMEN OF THE SMALL SCREEN

July 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SEX/LIFE REVIEW

July 2021

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CHANNEL24 | THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

May 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SKEMERDANS REVIEW

May 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | SUPER SETH SHEZI’S FAVOURITE CT HANGOUTS

May 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | FINALLY: RICH, MULTIFACETED COLOURED EXPERIENCES ONSCREEN

April 2021

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CHANNEL24 | THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT REVIEW

April 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | PEARL JANSEN, THE FORGOTTEN BEAUTY QUEEN

April 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ALLEN VS FARROW REVIEW

April 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | A SLICE OF MERMAID FILLET

March 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | GET IN LOSER, WE'RE WATCHING EMMA

March 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | CAPE TOWN'S RETRO COOL DRIVE-IN

March 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ROCKS REVIEW

March 2021

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CHANNEL24 | GINNY & GEORGIA REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | I CARE A LOT REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER REVIEW

February 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | MAPS MAPONYANE’S TOP 5 LOCAL GETAWAYS

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | MALCOLM & MARIE REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | WAVES REVIEW

February 2021

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VODACOM | 10 STEPS TO SET YOUR CHILD UP WITH A HEALTHY ONLINE/OFFLINE BALANCE

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | EUPHORIA SPECIAL PART 2 REVIEW

January 2021

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VODACOM | THE 7 AUDIOBOOKS YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS SUMMER

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI REVIEW

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | BRIDGERTON REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | PIECES OF A WOMAN REVIEW

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | EUPHORIA SPECIAL PART 1 REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | MANK REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | P-VALLEY REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE UNDOING REVIEW

November 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT REVIEW

November 2020

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CHANNEL24 | MRS AMERICA REVIEW

June 2020

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CHANNEL24 | I MAY DESTROY YOU REVIEW

August 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE BABY-SITTER'S CLUB REVIEW

July 2020

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CHANNEL24 | ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA REVIEW

June 2020

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CHANNEL24 | LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE REVIEW

May 2020

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CHANNEL24 | HOLLYWOOD REVIEW

May 2020

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COSMO | AQEELAH HARRON-ALLY LITERALLY JUST WROTE THE BOOK ON HOW TO MAKE IT AS AN INFLUENCER

April 2020

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COSMO | WE CHATTED TO NAKHANE ABOUT HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MADONNA, HIS TOUR TO SA, AND HIS LOVE FOR FASHION

March 2020

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COSMO | BONANG MATHEBA THANKS HER BFORCE FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

March 2020

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COSMO |  ‘THE BACHELOR SA’: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER CONTESTANTS NOT WANTING TO PRONOUNCE QINISO’S NAME

February 2020

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COSMO | WE CHATTED TO MISS SOUTH AFRICA SASHA-LEE OLIVIER

January 2020

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COSMO |  US MODEL AND ACTIVIST ASHLEY CHEW ABOUT DIVERSITY AND #BLACKMODELSMATTER

December 2019

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COSMO | ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S PHUMZILE SITOLE ON THE NEW SEASON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

October 2019

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COSMO | LUCIFER’S LESLEY-ANN BRANDT SPEAKS WITH COSMO ON HER ROLE AS MAZE AND MORE

June 2019

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FANGIRLISH | POLICE BRUTALITY, BLACK LIVES MATTER AND WHY 'THE HATE U GIVE' IS IMPORTANT

July 2018

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THEYOUNGFOLKS | ‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’ AND THE MYTH OF THE HIGH SCHOOL TRUE LOVE

July 2016

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FANGIRLISH | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE DEFENDERS MAKEUP DESIGNER SARIT KLEIN

16 August 2017

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FANGIRLISH | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ‘AGENT CARTER’ COMPOSER, CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

31 January 2016

 

SELECTED PORTFOLIO

You can find my full writing portfolio at Muckrack and Contently.

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CHANNEL24 | SCHMIGADOON! REVIEW

August 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | KILLER WOMEN OF THE SMALL SCREEN

July 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SEX/LIFE REVIEW

July 2021

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CHANNEL24 | THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

May 2021

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CHANNEL24 | SKEMERDANS REVIEW

May 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | SUPER SETH SHEZI’S FAVOURITE CT HANGOUTS

May 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | FINALLY: RICH, MULTIFACETED COLOURED EXPERIENCES ONSCREEN

April 2021

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CHANNEL24 | THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT REVIEW

April 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | PEARL JANSEN, THE FORGOTTEN BEAUTY QUEEN

April 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ALLEN VS FARROW REVIEW

April 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | A SLICE OF MERMAID FILLET

March 2021

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TAGGED ONLINE | GET IN LOSER, WE'RE WATCHING EMMA

March 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | CAPE TOWN'S RETRO COOL DRIVE-IN

March 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ROCKS REVIEW

March 2021

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CHANNEL24 | GINNY & GEORGIA REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | I CARE A LOT REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER REVIEW

February 2021

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ASA MAGAZINE | MAPS MAPONYANE’S TOP 5 LOCAL GETAWAYS

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | MALCOLM & MARIE REVIEW

February 2021

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CHANNEL24 | WAVES REVIEW

February 2021

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VODACOM | 10 STEPS TO SET YOUR CHILD UP WITH A HEALTHY ONLINE/OFFLINE BALANCE

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | EUPHORIA SPECIAL PART 2 REVIEW

January 2021

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VODACOM | THE 7 AUDIOBOOKS YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS SUMMER

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI REVIEW

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | BRIDGERTON REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | PIECES OF A WOMAN REVIEW

January 2021

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CHANNEL24 | MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | EUPHORIA SPECIAL PART 1 REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | MANK REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | P-VALLEY REVIEW

December 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE UNDOING REVIEW

November 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT REVIEW

November 2020

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CHANNEL24 | MRS AMERICA REVIEW

June 2020

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CHANNEL24 | I MAY DESTROY YOU REVIEW

August 2020

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CHANNEL24 | THE BABY-SITTER'S CLUB REVIEW

July 2020

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CHANNEL24 | ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA REVIEW

June 2020

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CHANNEL24 | HOLLYWOOD REVIEW

May 2020

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CHANNEL24 | LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE REVIEW

May 2020

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COSMO | AQEELAH HARRON-ALLY LITERALLY JUST WROTE THE BOOK ON HOW TO MAKE IT AS AN INFLUENCER

April 2020

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COSMO | WE CHATTED TO NAKHANE ABOUT HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MADONNA, HIS TOUR TO SA, AND HIS LOVE FOR FASHION

March 2020

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COSMO | BONANG MATHEBA THANKS HER BFORCE FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

March 2020

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COSMO |  ‘THE BACHELOR SA’: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER CONTESTANTS NOT WANTING TO PRONOUNCE QINISO’S NAME

February 2020

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COSMO | WE CHATTED TO MISS SOUTH AFRICA SASHA-LEE OLIVIER

January 2020

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COSMO |  US MODEL AND ACTIVIST ASHLEY CHEW ABOUT DIVERSITY AND #BLACKMODELSMATTER

December 2019

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COSMO | ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’S PHUMZILE SITOLE ON THE NEW SEASON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

October 2019

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COSMO | LUCIFER’S LESLEY-ANN BRANDT SPEAKS WITH COSMO ON HER ROLE AS MAZE AND MORE

June 2019

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FANGIRLISH | POLICE BRUTALITY, BLACK LIVES MATTER AND WHY 'THE HATE U GIVE' IS IMPORTANT

July 2018

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THEYOUNGFOLKS | ‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’ AND THE MYTH OF THE HIGH SCHOOL TRUE LOVE

July 2016

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FANGIRLISH | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE DEFENDERS MAKEUP DESIGNER SARIT KLEIN

16 August 2017

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FANGIRLISH | EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ‘AGENT CARTER’ COMPOSER, CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

31 January 2016

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