ENSTARS is a global news entertainment publication. It is a publication of Claire Entertainment, Inc., based in New York City.
Carla Shackleford has a decade of magazine and Web experience. Previously, Carla was managing editor at Harper’s Bazaar, managing editor at Vibe and deputy managing editor at Jane, among other editorial positions. As Claire Entertainment's editorial director, Carla manages the digital content strategy and development of Web properties providing a growing audience with engaging and innovative coverage of entertainment news. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Operations and Editorial Manager
Born and raised in Long Island, Bobby Pollier graduated from Warner University in Florida, with a degree in Business Management. After working in the film industry in Los Angeles, Bobby returned to the east coast and became a reporter at Enstars.com. He is now the Manager of Editorial Operations, specializing in overseeing the news team and content strategies.
Anna Halkidis is a multimedia journalist, who earned her Master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Her work has appeared in Newsday, Women's eNews, The Mott Haven Herald, as well as other publications. At Enstars, Anna specializes in writing original news and feature stories and is one of the on-air personalities for EnstarsTV. Follow her on Twitter @AnnaHalkidis.
Gia Peppers has a diverse experience in covering celebrity news and can often be found on the red carpet covering exclusive events—getting the latest from the biggest names in the business. Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Gia moved to New York to pursue her career at Enstars shortly after her 2012 graduation from Rutgers University. At Enstars, Gia specializes in writing original news and feature stories and is one of the on-air personalities for EnstarsTV. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @GiaPeppers.
Kevin Jacobsen is a copy editor and writer at Enstars, joining the company in 2013. Before coming to Enstars, Kevin was the Managing Editor of The Campus Lantern, the newspaper of Eastern Connecticut State University.
Vanessa Frith is a graduate of The University at Buffalo where she worked as an entertainment editor for the school’s independent student newspaper, The Spectrum. After graduation, Vanessa wrote for The Celebrity Café before joining Enstars in 2013.
Sam Machado graduated from Humboldt State University in Northern California in 2013. His journalism experience includes feature writing, investigative reporting and broadcast news. As a writer and copy editor for Enstars, he most enjoys covering suspenseful TV shows, bizarre celebrities and drag competitions. Before joining Enstars, Sam was the entertainment editor at Man of the Hour magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Sam_Machado88.
Charmaine J. Little